Farmers in certain Texas counties may have an opportunity to revisit decisions on farm bill programs, according to a notification from USDA-FSA. Changes in yield for corn and possibly other crops have been made in the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) program, according to a release from Texas Corn Producers.
“It appears these are minor changes,” TCP Executive Director David Gibson said. “However, we encourage each farmer in the affected areas to review and determine how these changes may impact them.”
A postcard mailed to farmers in these areas indicates that they may have the opportunity to revise their base reallocations, yield updates and/or program elections until May 29, 2015.
Farmers in these counties now have the opportunity to revise their ARC/Price Loss Coverage (PLC) selection for all the farms in the affected counties. If a producer does not contact the FSA office prior to the May 29, 2015, deadline, their original program selection will remain in effect. However, farmers in this instance should understand the yields used in the program may be different than when they originally signed up. If a farmer is unclear of these yield changes, they should be in contact with their county FSA office prior to the deadline. For more details check the Texas Corn Producers website.