U.S. Farm Bill info meeting coming to Imperial Friday
New farm legislation signed into law in February made changes to farm income support programs that area producers will want to learn about.
Area farmers will have that chance this Friday when the UNL Extension Service and Farm Service Agency team up for an informational meeting.
Site for the Imperial meeting will be the St. Patrick Parish Hall at 740 Broadway, beginning at 10 a.m. It should conclude by 2 p.m.
The educational meeting will run about three hours and includes a light lunch, said Robert Tigner, former Chase County Extension Educator, now working out of the Red Willow County Office.
Pre-registration for Friday’s meeting should be made to the Chase County FSA office by calling 308-882-4263.
Tigner said it is important to preregister so they can get a lunch count.
Speakers will include Tigner and Linda Fegler.
Fegler, Chase/Dundy FSA county director, will cover how the ARC and PLC programs operate and the procedure for landowners to update base acres and/or yields.
Tigner will discuss how farmers can think about choosing ARC-CO, ARC-IC or PLC for their income risk management. He will demonstrate the tools available that can guide the farmer’s ARC/PLC decision based on yield and price expectations.
Tigner will also discuss whether to update base acres and yields.
The 2014 Farm Bill commodity program choice will have a major effect on farm and ranch businesses in the next few years, according to Tigner.
There is also a meeting today (Thursday) in Benkelman starting at 10 a.m. at the fairgrounds.