Farm Bill Education Meeting Oct. 24 in Kimball

Farm Bill Education Meeting Oct. 24 in Kimball

Nebraska Extension will host a Farm Bill Education meeting Oct. 24 in Kimball from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

This meeting, which will be held at the Kimball County 4-H building, is free and open to the public. Registration is requested to ensure adequate handouts for participants. To register please call the Kimball County Extension Office at 308-235-3122.

University of Nebraska Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska are planning a series of Farm Bill Education meetings across the state in late November through December to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.

The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill. However, producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months.

While the ARC and PLC programs under the new farm bill are similar to those in the previous farm bill, a few program changes coupled with changes in market conditions and outlook could significantly impact producer decisions.