INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 3, 2014 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Julia A. Wickard, reminds producers of dates and locations for public meetings on the new Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs authorized by the Farm Bill. These programs provide revenue and price loss payments to eligible producers for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.

Indiana Farm Service Agency and Purdue Team up for Farm Bill Workshops

Contact:
Donna Ferguson (317) 290-3315
donna.ferguson@in.usda.gov

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 3, 2014 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Julia A. Wickard, reminds producers of dates and locations for public meetings on the new Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs authorized by the Farm Bill. These programs provide revenue and price loss payments to eligible producers for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.

“We are excited to partner with Purdue Extension and the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture to provide the tools needed for our producers to make program decisions that are best for their individual circumstances, said Wickard. “Producers must make a one-time decision to retain or reallocate crop bases, to retain or update program payment yields, and they also must decide which type of coverage they want for the 2014 to 2018 crop years,” she said.

During the workshops, Extension representatives will demonstrate the online decision-making tools that are available to producers to help make important enrollment decisions regarding the ARC/PLC programs.

Producers are invited to attend one or more of the following public meeting sessions. Each session will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

To register for the meetings, visit the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s web site at www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag or just type Center for Commercial Ag into your favorite search engine.

Prior to the start of each Farm Bill Producer Meeting, Indiana Farm Bureau will sponsor a State Ag Policy Lunch program; beginning at 11:30 a.m. Registration information for the lunch is also available at the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s web site.

Co-sponsors of the Farm Bill Producer Meetings also include Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Producers unable to attend a meeting convenient to them are encouraged to contact their local FSA county office for more information about ARC/PLC Programs. Visit http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app to find an FSA office near you.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact Nancy Best, 317-295-5902, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, 3 days prior to each meeting.

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