Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC)
Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Program

What is ARC/PLC Program ?

The ARC/PLC Program provide financial protections to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues and are vital economic safety nets for most American farms.

How Does ARC & PLC Programs Work ?

Price Loss Coverage (PLC) provides assistance when prices are low. Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) provides assistance when transitioning from periods of high to low income.

Eligibility for ARC/PLC Program

Base acres on farms where all cropland has been totally planted to grass or pasture, including cropland that was idle or fallow, will be preserved.

Eligible Crops for ARC/PLC Program

The Eligible crops for coverage include, barley, corn, crambe, flaxseed, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, sesame, seed cotton, soybeans and wheat.

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Payments of ARC/PLC Programs

All ARC and PLC payments are subject to an annual maximum per payment entity of $125,000. If activated, payments for the 2022 ARC and PLC will be made on October 1st, 2023.

ARC/PLC Program Enrollment

Producers must annually enroll their respective share interest in covered commodities base acres. The programs enrollment period runs from October 17, 2022, to March 15, 2023.

How to Apply for ARC/PLC Program ?


You can apply for ARC/PLC by getting in touch with local USDA Service Center. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, delivery in person or online.