FSA, Extension Offer Webinar to Assist WI Producers’ ARC/PLC Decision-Making

All producers have the opportunity to sign up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program by March 15th.  This voluntary program provides payments to farms when either revenue or crop price are below set guarantees.  The decision is made on a crop by crop basis at the county level.

An educational webinar for Wisconsin producers is being held on Tuesday, January 19th, starting at 10:30 a.m. to help in this decision-making process.  This free event is cooperatively sponsored by the WI USDA-Farm Service Agency office and UW-Madison, Division of Extension.  Dr. Paul Mitchell, Director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute and Cropping Systems Economics Extension Specialist, will be the featured presenter.

Dr. Mitchell will share the information and decision-making tools that are available to producers as they analyze this decision for their farms.  He will showcase the current projections for 2021 and what they mean for good ARC vs. PLC decision for Wisconsin farms.  Zak Werner; CED for Brown, Door, & Manitowoc Counties; will represent FSA and discuss program logistics as well as give producers pointers regarding the sign-up process in 2021.

Registration is required for this free event.  Go to https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucu-orDItHNbVi28o903A0fREOkX7kccN

You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your registration and the meeting connection information will be sent to you ahead of the program.  You can also access this link at https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/events/ or send an e-mail to scott.reuss@wisc.edu and request that the registration link be sent to you.

Dr. Mitchell’s recommendations are also available on his website at: https://aae.wisc.edu/pdmitchell/extension/arc-plc-signup/   At least two other webinar events oriented toward producers in Oconto, Shawano, and Marinette Counties will also be offered in February.

An EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

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