Farm Service Agency Program Updates for Greenville and Pickens Counties, SC - Deadline March 16th for ARC/PLC Program Elections

March 13, 2020


Greenville and Pickens FSA County Updates

Greenville and Pickens FSA County Office
301 University Ridge, Suite 4700 Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 864-920-6407
Fax: 855-589-8995

County Executive Director: Glenn Thomas

Acting Farm Loan Manager: Ashley Acuff

Program Technicians:
Marina Pariente, Lead FP PT
Kelly Moon, FLP PT

County Committee:
James A. Scott, III, Chairperson Jeff Pepper
Brenda Wright
Margaret Harrison, COC Advisor

Next County Committee Meeting:  To Be Announced

Important Dates:  

March 16th - ARC/PLC Sign-up Deadline for program year 2019.

Deadline March 16th - FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Now in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 16, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and PLC.

FSA offices have multiple programs competing for the time and attention of our staff.  Because of the importance and complexities of the ARC and PLC programs; and to ensure FSA meets your program delivery expectations, please do not wait to start the enrollment process. Call your FSA county office and make an appointment soon to ensure your elections are made and contracts signed before the deadline.

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

The programs cover the following commodities: barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, seed cotton, soybeans and wheat. 

Until March 16, producers who have not yet enrolled in ARC or PLC for 2019 can enroll for both 2019 and 2020 during the same visit to an FSA county office unless yield updates are requested.

Additionally, farm owners have a one-time opportunity to update PLC payment yields that take effect beginning with crop year 2020. If the owner accompanies the producer to the office, the yield update and enrollments may be completed during the same office visit.