Farm Program Details, Decisions, and Directions Webinar
With a new year, agricultural producers and professionals face new farm program decisions and directions under the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) programs through USDA Farm Service Agency. This Jan. 20 webinar by the Center for Agricultural Profitability provides an update on farm programs and other relevant programs, such as the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and Dairy Margin Coverage Program, and assistance for producers. The webinar highlights the details and decisions ahead for 2022 and also discusses the path ahead for farm programs as initial ideas and plans begin to surface for the next farm bill due in 2023.
Cathy Anderson, production and compliance programs chief for the USDA Nebraska FSA, discusses farm program decisions for 2022 under the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) commodity crop safety net, as well as reviews pandemic program assistance through Nebraska FSA. County FSA offices currently are taking ARC/PLC election and enrollment applications.
Jessi Remmers, Nebraska FSA program specialist, discusses the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). NAP can be valuable to producers of non-insurable crops, protecting against losses due to natural disasters, but producers must apply for coverage ahead of an upcoming application deadline. Remmers also briefly reviews the Dairy Margin Coverage program, which also has an upcoming application deadline.
Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, discusses the path ahead for farm programs as policy discussions begin for the next farm bill due in 2023.