Articles for October 2014

Farm Bill Decision Tools

To help farmers choose between ARC and PLC, USDA helped create online tools that allow farmers to enter information about their operation and see projections about what each program will mean for them under possible future scenarios. The new tools are now available at 

Agricultural Producers Invited to Attend Important Farm Bill Meetings

Farm Service Agency is partnering with the North Dakota State University Extension Service to host a series of informational meetings to discuss the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014.
The 2014 Farm Bill authorizes three program election options: PLC, ARC-County (ARC-CO) and ARC-Individual (ARC-IC). Producers must make a one-time decision to retain or reallocate crop bases, to retain or update program payment yields and select the type of coverage (price protection, county revenue protection, and/or individual revenue protection) for the 2014-18 crop years.
The informational meetings will explain the program election, base allocation and yield update process.
Meetings will be held in the following locations:
October 7, 8am-10am, Grand Forks, Alerus Center, Ballroom 3
October 7, 1pm-3pm, Langdon, Langdon Research Extension Center
9280 107th Ave NE
October 8, 8am-10am, Devils Lake, Memorial Building, 4th Avenue NE
October 8, 1pm-3pm, Minot, North Central Research Extension Center
5400 Highway 83 South
October 9, 8am-10am, Williston, Williston Research Extension Center
14120 Highway 2
October 9, 2pm-4pm, Dickinson Dickinson State University
Ag Building Auditorium 104
October 15, 8am-10am, Bismarck, Ramada Inn, 1400 E Interchange Ave
October 15, 1pm-3pm, Jamestown, Farmers Union Conference Room
1415 12th Avenue SE
October 16, 8am-10am, Lisbon, Ransom County Fairgrounds, Expo Building, West Wing
October 17, 8am-10am, Fargo, Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center
1635 42nd St S
The meetings are free and open to the general public.
For more information about the meetings, please contact your local FSA office.