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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz: Important Farm Bill Deadlines for Producers Fast Approaching

Feb 24, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC [2/24/15]Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) reminded farmers and ranchers of important United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Bill deadlines that are fast approaching, including deadlines to sign up for certain forms of crop insurance. Please see below for more information:

IMPORTANT: 2015 Farm Bill Program Deadlines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced important dates for Farm Bill programs, including Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). If you are a farm owner or producer, take note of the following dates:

  • September 29, 2014 to February 27, 2015: Land owners may visit their local Farm Service Agency office to update yield history and/or reallocate base acres.
  • November 17, 2014 to March 31, 2015: Producers make a one-time election of either ARC or PLC for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
  • Mid-April 2015 through summer 2015: Producers sign contracts for 2014 and 2015 crop years.
  • October 2015: Payments for 2014 crop year, if needed.

For more information on Farm Bill program deadlines and to find tools designed to assist producers in choosing between ARC, PLC , visit the USDA website.