Extension, FSA to Host Farm Bill Meetings this Month
BOZEMAN – Montana State University (MSU) Extension in partnership with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced the schedule of 28 informational agricultural producer meetings in communities across Montana.
USDA and MSU Extension are conducting the meetings to inform Montana producers about important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). These meetings will focus on the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) administered by FSA and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) administered by RMA through federal crop insurance providers. MSU Extension will explain the new online Farm Bill Decision Tool that will be available this fall to assist producers in understanding their options for farms and ranches.
Oct. 16 – Helena, 2-6 p.m., Upper Conference Room Extension Office at Fairgrounds (98 West Custer Ave.)
Oct 27 – Choteau, 2-6 p.m., Stage Stop Inn Conference Room (1005 Main Ave. N)
Oct. 28 – Browning, 9 a.m. to noon, Blackfeet Tribal Conference Room (Located in Roland Kennerly Building – New addition NW of the Main Blackfeet Tribal Office)
Oct 28 – Shelby, 2-6 p.m., Coyote Club Event Center (137 Main St.)
Oct. 29 – Conrad, 8 a.m. to noon, Conrad High School Auditorium (308 South Illinois)
Oct 29 – Great Falls, 2-6 p.m., Montana Expo Park [State Fairgrounds] – Trades and Industries Building (400 3rd St. NW)
Oct. 30 – Fort Benton, 8 a.m. to noon, Ag Center (1205 20th St.)
Oct 30 – Havre, 2-6 p.m., MSU-Northern Student Union Ballroom (300 West 11th St.)
Nov. 5 – Hobson, 2-6 p.m., Bos Terra Feedlot Auditorium (342 Sale Barn Drive)
Nov. 6 – Rocky Boy Agency, 9 a.m. to noon, Jon Morsette Vocational Technical Center (8294 Upper Box Elder Road, Box Elder)
Nov. 10 – Informational Webinar Details TBA
For more information, including a printable schedule, visit MSU Extension’s Farm Bill website at http://www.montana.edu/farmbill and Montana FSA’s website at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt. Visit RMA’s Farm Bill website at http://www.rma.usda.gov/news/currentissues/farmbill/.