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Feb. 27 – Final date to reallocate base acres and update yields in preparations for Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

Feb. 28 – NAP application closing date for rice. Since the 28th falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

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.

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.


Welcome from Mark Cadle, State Executive Director
Missouri SED

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.


In the Spotlight
Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) & Price Loss Coverage (PLC)

First Sign Up Deadline is Feb. 27th
Now is the time to evaluate your options and decide.

Now through Feb. 27, 2015, farm owners with base and planting history between 2009 and 2012 have a one-time opportunity to:
  • Maintain the farm’s base acres through 2018
  • Reallocate base acres among covered commodities planted on the farm at any time during 2009—2012 crop years (excluding upland cotton bases).
*Note: Total current base on farm cannot increase or decrease.

Owners will also have the one-time opportunity to update their yields. This is the first time that many producers have been able to update yields since 1986. The updated yields will be calculated using 90 percent of the simple average of the 2008-2012 yields. This yield update is a certification process, therefore, FSA will not accept evidence of these yields. However, certified yields are always subject to spot check.

Producers should study their options before updating yields or reallocating base acres. To help in this process, web tools can be found at

ARC/PLC Resources:

Recorded Presentations of ARC/PLC Informational Meeting (held Nov. 12, 2014, in Sedalia, Mo.)


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The vision of AgrAbility is to enable a lifestyle of high quality for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. Click Here to view a video to see how AgrAbility serves farm and ranch families touched by disability.

Click here to visit Missouri AgrAbility Project’s website.

To learn more about Missouri’s AgrAbility Project, call at 573 -882-2731 or 1-800-995-8503, or email at






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