Farm Bill Program Meetings Scheduled

Missouri Producers Encouraged to Participate in Upcoming Meetings Regarding Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC), and Other 2018 Farm Bill Programs

The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, provides support, certainty, and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation. While all of the programs administered through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) were reauthorized, most have modifications, including the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.  

To assist producers in learning more about these and other program changes, specialists from Missouri FSA and University of Missouri Extension will conduct a series of regional meetings, with the following dates announced:

  • December 10, 2019: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., East Central College Training Center, Building # 7, Room #114, 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union, MO 63084
  • December 10, 2019: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., East Central College Training Center, Building # 7, Room #114, 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union, MO 63084
  • December 18, 2019: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Crossroads Christian Church, 1816 N Missouri Street, Macon, MO 63552 (Register Online: https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/farm-bill-seminar)

Additional meetings are scheduled for the Northwest, Southwest and Southeast regions of the state in the coming weeks. FSA staff and program specialists will be available to answer questions regarding the new programs. All producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office with questions specific to their farm or ranch.

Person with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact Jessica Claypole at 573-876-0935 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 at least three days prior to the event.