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PAYMENTS MAILED

Farm program checks totaling nearly $4 billion could start arriving as early as Tuesday in farmers’ bank accounts across the country, providing a much needed boost while many commodity prices are falling. It’s the first ARC/PLC payments for the 2014 crop year.

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ARC/PLC SIGNUP

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins this Wednesday (June 17), and will end Sept. 30, 2015.  Check out details on FarmWeekNow.com.

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FARM BILL DECISIONS

Mystified by the new farm program choices?  See the latest 4-page simplified decision guide from Farmdoc: http://bit.ly/1D2WSHo.

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PROCRASTINATION

There’s still time left, but USDA officials are cautiously watching the calendar and the signup numbers. It’s easy to see why they might fear the worst: hundreds of thousands of farmers waiting until the last minute to make farm program decisions.  As of mid-January, only 142,000 farmers had reallocated base acres, and fewer than 35,000… read more

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ARC/PLC UPDATE

Illinois FSA’s Mary Kirby tells Leader producers can contact their local FSA Office for more information on ARC and PLC or to schedule an appointment to update their yield history and/or reallocate base acres.

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