March 15 – NAP application closing date for many NAP crops, including forage and pasture. Since the 15th falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through March 16, 2015.
March 31 – Final date to make ARC or PLC election and the extended deadline to reallocate base acres or update yields.
March 31 – Final availability date for 2014 Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) for small grains and honey.
Reports of Failed Acreage must be filed with the County Office before disposition of the crop.
Reports of Prevented Planting Acreage must be filed with the County Office no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date for that county.
Our primary mission at FSA is to help Missouri farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, food aid or other available resources.
FSA employees are dedicated to improving the economic stability of Missouri agriculture one family at a time, and insuring that rural Missouri remains a great place to raise the next generation of Missourians.
The hard working men and women of Missouri’s FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office on how we can be of service. Our user friendly web site can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.
You can reach the Missouri State FSA office at (573) 876-0925.
Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC)
Farmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Their Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a one-time extension for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015.
If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by March 31, 2015, the farm's current yield and base will be used. A program choice of ARC or PLC coverage also must be made by March 31, 2015. If no choice is made, no 2014 payments for the farm will be made and the farm will default to PLC coverage through the 2018 crop year.
Producers should study their options before updating yields or reallocating base acres. To help in this process, web tools can be found at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc
Recorded Presentations of ARC/PLC Informational Meeting (held Nov. 12, 2014, in Sedalia, Mo.)
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