FSA programs update for U.P. Farmers

Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. eastern time
Location: Delta County MSU Extension Office, 2840 College Ave, Escanaba, MI 49829
Contact: Jim Isleib at isleibj@anr.msu.edu or 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 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 – 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 will be hosted and facilitated by MSU Extension: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7-9pm eastern time Delta County MSU Extension office, 2840 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829 Mitch Towne, FSA Tom Tauser, NRCS Thursday, January 14, 2016 1-3pm eastern time MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816 Mitch Towne, FSA Misa Cady, NRCS Please let us know you are attending by calling the Alger County MSU Extension office at 906-387-2530 or email at isleibj@anr.msu.edu. Additional meetings are being planned for the eastern and western UP. Contact Jim Isleib, MSU Extension at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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