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Wyoming meetings to cover new farm bill programs and updates

Details of new farm programs will be covered during meetings across Wyoming that begin Dec. 12 in Worland and end Dec. 19 in Gillette.

The University of Wyoming Extension and the Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) offer the sessions.

Highlights are base acre updates, yield updates, online decision tools, analyzing information for a farm or ranch, and insurance plans including agriculture risk coverage, price loss coverage, supplemental coverage option and non-insured crop disaster assistance buy-up coverage.

Presenters include Nicole Ballenger, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming, John Hewlett, a farm and ranch management specialist in the department, and FSA farm program specialists. Ballenger and Hewlett are in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

For information about the programs, see http://rightrisk.org/WY/FarmBill.

Locations and meeting start times are:

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Worland – 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Worland Community Center, 1200 Culbertson Ave.

Cheyenne – 10 a.m., Monday Dec. 15, Health Sciences Room 111, Laramie County Community College, 1400 E. College Dr.

Wheatland – 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, First State Bank, 1405 16th St.

Torrington – 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, Platte Valley Bank, 2201 Main St.

Riverton – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, Fremont County Fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Rd.

Wind River Casino – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, Training Room. Wind River Casino is 2 miles south of Riverton, Hwy 789.

Powell – 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, Powell Research and Extension Center, 747 Rd. 9

Gillette – 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, Campbell County Library, 2101 South 4-J Rd.

–UW Extension