FSA Farm Programs Update

Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Delta County MSU Extension office, 2840 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829
Contact: Jim Isleib isleibj@anr.msu.edu 906-387-2530

The USDA Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Program and MSU Extension are working together to offer meetings for farmers to learn more about the new Farm Bill programs that relate to their own farms. These meetings will focus on the new CRP-Grasslands program which took the place of the old grasslands program. Payments per acre for this program have increased. However, there is a limited acreage that can be signed up nation-wide. FSA staff will describe the program changes and take questions. NRCS staff will describe the process of putting together a grazing plan under the program. Other topics will be touched on, including NAP (noninsured crop disaster assistance program – catastrophy 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). Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7-9 p.m. eastern time Delta County MSU Extension office, 2840 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829 Presenters: Mitch Towne, FSA and Tom Tauser, NRCS

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