Farm Bill Panel Discussion at ICE

Ballroom 4 at the Alerus Center was packed with producers for a panel discussion on Thursday afternoon titled “The 2014 Farm Bill, Making It Work For You” at the International Crop Expo in Grand Forks.  The panel featured AgCountry Marketing Specialist Joe Burgard, NDSU Extension Farm Management Specialist Dwight Aakre, and NDSU Crop Marketing Specialist Frayne Olson.
Land owners and producers can choose between the new farm bill programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage – through March 31.
NDSU’s Frayne Olson…
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Given the number of people attending the discussion, many producers are still weighing their options…
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NDSU Extension has designed an online tool to help producers with the decision based on their county average yield projections and national average marketing year price. The program is available at www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement/farm-bill.
USDA has also created online tools to help owners and producers see how ARC or PLC will mean for them at www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.
Meanwhile, on another farm bill topic, the deadline to update yield history and to reallocate base acres to the Farm Service Agency is February 27.