Montana FSA: Montana Agricultural Producers Invited to Nov. 10th Farm Bill Webinar on New Programs | TSLN.com

Montana FSA: Montana Agricultural Producers Invited to Nov. 10th Farm Bill Webinar on New Programs

Montana agricultural producers are invited to participate in an online webinar on Nov. 10 to learn about important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

The webinar, hosted by USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Montana State University (MSU), provides producers with an overview of FSA's Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, as well as RMA's Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) Program. MSU will demonstrate ARC/PLC online decision tools.

To join the webinar from your computer, log onto: http://msuextensionconnect.org/farmbill/. Then, type in your name under the "Guest log in" and click "Enter Room."

The Webinar system will allow a maximum of 500 participants within the Webinar Room (an online meeting room) and 300 lines on the telephone bridge. If participants want to interact with the webinar presenters through a telephone bridge they can call into 1-888-238-7805, type in virtual room number 622240#. Participants who just want to listen to the webinar do not have to call into the telephone bridge.

To test Adobe Diagnostic Test Connect connections go to: http://msuextensionconnect.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. This diagnostic test will ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible webinar experience.

The webinar schedule is: FSA will present on ARC-PLC from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., RMA will present on SCO from 11:15 a.m. to Noon and MSU will present on the producer decision tool from 1 to 2 p.m.

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A printable Webinar access flyer is available at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/20141110_mtwebinar.pdf.

The Webinar format is similar to the 28 joint meetings hosted by USDA and MSU that began Oct. 15 and will run through Nov. 12. A schedule of the remaining joint meetings across Montana is available at:

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/2014mtusdamsufarmbillmtgs.pdf.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate should contact Jennifer Cole, Montana FSA State Civil Rights Coordinator, at 406.587.6786 and/or jennifer.cole@mt.usda.gov or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Please submit your request by Close of Business on Nov. 6. You may also contact the local FSA County Executive Director.

For more information, visit MSU Extension's Farm Bill website at http://www.montana.edu/farmbill, FSA's national Farm Bill website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill, Montana FSA's website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/mt and RMA's national Farm Bill website at http://www.rma.usda.gov/news/currentissues/farmbill/.

–Montana FSA

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