FARM BILL INFORMATIONAL MEETING TO BE HELD JANUARY 8

11/18/2014 13:15

FARM BILL INFORMATIONAL MEETING TO BE HELD JANUARY 8

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            November 11, 2014

 

CONTACT:          Katie Laleman

                                Manager

                                Henry County Farm Bureau

                                (309) 937-2411

                                kbhcfb@theinter.com

 

 

Area farmers who have questions about programs included in the 2014 farm bill are invited to attend an informational meeting held at the Geneseo Community Center, 541 E. North Street, Geneseo,  January 8th at 5:00 p.m.  

 

During the meeting, Doug Yoder, senior director of affiliate and risk management for the Illinois Farm Bureau, will provide all the necessary information and examples to help farmers make the best possible decisions for their individual operations, and will cover payment limits, eligibility, and deadlines to meet when making various decisions.

 

Yoder also will discuss programs included in the new farm bill, including Price Loss Coverage, Agricultural Risk Coverage – County, and Agricultural Risk Coverage – Individual, and the Supplemental Coverage Option, which is a new supplemental crop insurance program available only to farms choosing Price Loss Coverage.  Landowners’ one-time option to update payment yields and/or reallocate base acreage will also be covered.

 

Garrett Lenz, Henry County Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director will be available to answer questions and review important filing requirements and deadlines.

 

“It’s vital that farmers and landowners obtain accurate, up-to-date information on farm bill safety net options,” Yoder said. “Their selections will stick with the land for at least the five crop years covered in the farm bill, so theirs no chance to change the selection even if the land is sold or rented to someone else.”

 

Farmers who have questions or who are interested in attending the informational meeting should contact the Henry County Farm Bureau at (309) 937-2411 or kbhcfb@theinter.com.   There is no cost to attend, but reservations are appreciated.

 

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