Extension News

Extension to Present New 2008 Farm Bill Information at Meetings

5/26/2009

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension farm management field specialists are continuing informational meetings on the 2008 Farm Bill. The summer meetings will address new sign-up dates, rules and other regulations that have been finalized in recent weeks.

Topics to be covered include: payment limitations, current Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP), the new revenue component known as the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program and the new permanent disaster program (SURE). They are intended to assist landowners and operators in their decision whether to enroll in the new ACRE program or stay with the current DCP.

Extension specialists will discuss revenue features of the ACRE program and the Ag Decision Maker ACRE decision tool will be presented to show projected revenue and payments. Meetings will be approximately two to three hours.

The first of the summer meetings will be held June 2 at 7 p.m. in Burlington at the Southeastern Community College Little Theatre. Registration information as well as other meeting times and locations are available at www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html. New locations will be added as they become available.

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Contacts :

Ann Johanns, Economics, (641) 732-5574, aholste@iastate.edu

Willy Klein, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0662, wklein@iastate.edu