FSA Farm Program Update for U.P. Farmers
Date: February 23, 2016
Time: 1 - 3 p.m. EST
Location: Houghton County MSU Extension Office, 1500 Birch Street, Hancock, MI 49930
Contact: Jim Isleib, email@example.com, 906-387-2530
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) are collaborating with MSU Extension to offer three western U.P. meetings. These meetings will focus on the new CRP-Grasslands program which took the place of the old grasslands program. FSA staff will describe the program changes, including increased payments, and take questions. NRCS grazing plans and additional programs will also be discussed. Results from the low-input hay improvement 2015 demonstration on the Berkompas farm in Rudyard will be presented by MSU Extension. Other topics will be touched on, including NAP (noninsured crop disaster assistance program – catastrophe coverage insurance when private insurance is not available), LIP (livestock indemnity program – livestock disaster payments due to weather), and a little bit about agricultural risk coverage (ARC) and price loss coverage (PLC).
The following meetings are scheduled:
- Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m. EST, Houghton County MSU Extension Office, 1500 Birch Street, Hancock, MI. Presenters: Susan Devoe, FSA; Allison George, NRCS; and Jim Isleib, MSU Extension
- Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m. EST, Bergland Township Fire Hall 101 Pine Street, Bergland, MI. Presenters: Susan Devoe, FSA; Allison George, NRCS; and Jim Isleib, MSU Extension
- Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m. CST, Menominee County MSU Extension Office, S904 U.S. Highway 41, Stephenson, MI. Presenters: Susan Devoe, FSA; Craig Aho, NRCS; and Jim Isleib, MSU Extension
Please register by calling the Alger County MSU Extension office at 906-387-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for this program.