PLC and ARC Payments May Differ If Farm in Multiple Counties
Neiffer: “The payments are going to be paid where the farmer actually has their records maintained or administered. For example if you have a farmer who farms in Columbia and Walla Walla County in the state in Washington, but all their records are maintained in Walla Walla County — all their payments are going to be based on Walla Walla data. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. The good thing is let’s say that they have some acreage in Columbia County and the payment would be $20 an acre where as and the Walla Walla payment would be $40 an acre; they will actually get $40 not $20. Where it might be a bad thing — let’s say it’s the reverse. Where they had land in Columbia county and land in Walla Walla County but are administrated in Columbia County — in that case they are going to get $20 instead of $40. It may be either in your favor or not be in your favor. It also may be the case that it changes from year to year — because if you get a large payment this year, that may actually reduced your payment next year versus your neighboring county where it may be the opposite.”
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