2014 Farm Bill Decision Aid Demos in Arkansas This Week

Feb 02, 2015
LITTLE ROCK -- Farmers are racing to beat the clock and learn as much as they can about the 2014 Farm Bill in order to make critical decisions to meet upcoming deadlines.
James Richardson, a co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M and co-developer of a web-based tool to help farmers make these critical decisions, will be in Arkansas demonstrating the program on Thursday, February 5 in Stuttgart and Friday, February 6 in Jonesboro. 
"The 2014 Farm Bill provides farmers three major farm program options:  payment Yield Update, Base Reallocation, and the choice between three safety net programs," said Robert Coats, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. "Time is running out for making these one-time, irrevocable decisions."

Deadline for program election for agricultural risk coverage 
and price loss coverage is March 31.

The demonstration schedule this week also includes two webinars on February 5, starting at 9 a.m.  Webinars will last about 30 minutes and participants can register using this link:

There is no cost to attend either the in-person workshops or the webinars.
For more information about the Farm Bill series, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu/farmbill.
Contact:  Mary Hightower (501) 671-2126