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Webster County sets farm bill program overview workshop

By Staff | Nov 3, 2014

FORT DODGE – Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 at a free informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and local U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency staff members.

A meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 in the East Auditorium at the Webster County Fairgrounds.

The Farm Bill Program Overview meeting will focus on the Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage that will be administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, and the Supplemental Coverage Option administered by USDA’s Risk Management Agency through federal crop insurance providers.

“We are prepared to discuss decisions farmers and landowners will need to make in the coming months as they consider all their options,” said Kelvin Leibold, a farm management specialist with ISU Extension. “We’ll cover the timeline for when decisions need to be made along with information about our online farm bill decision tools.”

The main topics that will be covered during the meetings are:

  • Base reallocation
  • Yield updating
  • PLC
  • ARC
  • Implications of PLC and ARC on participation in the SCO
  • Dairy Margin Protection Program
  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

For more information and to register contact the Webster County Extension office at (515) 576-2119.

For future farm bill meetings visit the Ag Decision Maker Farm Bill website at www.extension.iastate.edu.

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