Black Hawk County producers are reminded that September 30, 2015, is the final date to enroll farms in the 2014 and 2014 ARC/PLC program.
The first step of the ARC/PLC process began in 2014 with base and yield updates. Following those updates, producers made a program election. Their choices were PLC (Price Loss Coverage) ARC-CO (Agricultural Risk Coverage – County), or ARC-IC (Agricultural Risk Coverage – Individual.
On June 17, 2015, Enrollment for the 2014 and 2015 program years began.
A contract must be signed on an annual basis. Failure to enroll results in nonpayment for the farm for the year in which a contract is not signed. All producers with an interest share in a contract base must sign a contract by the end of the enrollment period. Producers with first year cash leases may either provide an owner signature for zero share or a written lease.
In order to be elgible for payment, producers must be considered as ‘actively engaged’. In addition, they must have met all eligibility requirements and filed a crop acreage report for the year payment is requested.
For more information, contact Black Hawk County FSA, 2950 Southland Drive, Suite 1, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 or phone (319)296-3185.