By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group
In the midst of a pandemic, the USDA is continuing to remind producers that 2020 enrollment for the ARC and PLC farm bill safety net programs is open now. Growers must enroll for 2020 by June 30. Growers are also reminded that they must make their one-time update to PLC payment yields by September 30.
FSA offices are open for business by phone only, and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. Program staff will come into the office however they will be working with producers by phone and using online tools whenever possible. All USDA Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. More information can be found at this link. Another helpful resource is the California FSA Office, linked here.