MSU Extension announces Farm Bill workshops in reservation communities
Montana State University Extension, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, has announced a series of 2014 Farm Bill computer workshops on seven reservations in February and March.
The meetings will offer an educational opportunity to work with a MSU Extension economics specialist one-on-one on the 2014 Farm Bill decisions tools. Those decision tools will assist producers in assessing the FSA’s Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, and the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Buy-Up option.
The 2014 Farm Bill authorizes three FSA program election options: PLC, ARC-County (ARC-CO) and ARC-Individual (ARC-IC). Producers must make a one-time decision to retain or reallocate crop acreage bases, to retain or update program payment yields, and elect the type of coverage (price protection, county revenue protection, and/or individual revenue protection) for the 2014-18 crop years.
For more information, including a printable schedule, visit MSU Extension’s Native American Farm Bill website at http://www.montana.edu/nafarmbill and Montana FSA’s website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/mt.
The schedule of workshops:
Feb. 10, Fort Peck Reservation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Conference Room at the Great the Dawn, Poplar
Feb. 11, Fort Belknap Reservation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aaniih Nakoda College Library
Feb. 12, Rocky Boy Reservation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Stone Child College, Kennewach Building
Feb. 16, Blackfeet Reservation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Blackfeet Tribal Conference Room, Roland Kennerly Building
Feb. 24, Crow Agency Reservation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Little Big Horn College, Library Programs Room
Feb. 25, Northern Cheyenne Reservation, 1 – 5 p.m., Chief Dull Knife College
March 23, Flathead Reservation, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., New Tribal Complex Conference Room, 51383 US Hwy 93 North, Pablo
For online farm bill resources, visit MSU Extension’s Native American Farm Bill website at http://www.montana.edu/nafarmbill, FSA’s national Farm Bill website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill and Montana FSA’s website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/mt.