(RENO, NEVADA) -- Oct. 12, 2018 – USDA Nevada Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Janice Kolvet, announced that approximately $685,505.00 will be paid to Nevada farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns.

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Nevada Farmers

(RENO, NEVADA) -- Oct. 12, 2018 – USDA Nevada Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Janice Kolvet, announced that approximately $685,505.00 will be paid to Nevada farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns.

“ARC and PLC were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect farmers against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues,” Kolvet said. “These payments help provide reassurance to Nevada farm families who continue to persevere, even in this tough farm economy.”

According to Kolvet, PLC payments have triggered for 2017 barley, canola, corn, grain sorghum, wheat and other crops. In the next few months payments will be triggered for rice, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, crambe, and sesame seed. Producers with bases enrolled in ARC for 2017 crops can visit www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc for updated crop yields, prices, revenue and payment rates. In Nevada, 13 counties have experienced a drop in price and/or revenues below the benchmark price established by the ARC or PLC programs and will receive payments.

“It’s important to remember that ARC and PLC payments by county can vary because average county yields will differ,” Kolvet said.

For more information about USDA programs or to locate the nearest USDA Service Center, visit www.farmers.gov.

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