March 31 – Final availability date for 2014 Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) for small grains and honey.
April 7 – Final date to make ARC or PLC election, reallocate base acres or update yields.
Reports of Failed Acreage must be filed with the County Office before disposition of the crop.
Reports of Prevented Planting Acreage must be filed with the County Office no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date for that county.
Our primary mission at FSA is to help Missouri farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, food aid or other available resources.
FSA employees are dedicated to improving the economic stability of Missouri agriculture one family at a time, and insuring that rural Missouri remains a great place to raise the next generation of Missourians.
The hard working men and women of Missouri’s FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office on how we can be of service. Our user friendly web site can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.
You can reach the Missouri State FSA office at (573) 876-0925.
Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC)
USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines
Farmers Have Until April 7 to Update Yields, Reallocate Base Acres and Make Final Selections
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015.
If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by the deadline, the farm's current yield and base acres will be used. If a program choice of ARC or PLC is not made, there will be no 2014 crop year payments for the farm and the farm will default to PLC coverage for the 2015 through 2018 crop years.
Producers should study their options before updating yields or reallocating base acres. To help in this process, web tools can be found at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc
Recorded Presentations of ARC/PLC Informational Meeting (held Nov. 12, 2014, in Sedalia, Mo.)
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To learn more about Missouri’s AgrAbility Project, call at 573 -882-2731 or 1-800-995-8503, or email at AgrAbility@missouri.edu