FSA Programs Update

Date: January 14, 2016
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816
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). No charge for this educational program. Thursday, January 14, 2016 1-3 p.m. eastern time MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816 Presenters: Mitch Towne, FSA and Misa Cady, NRCS

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