Virtual Farm Bill Meeting Series Planned for 2021

AMES, Iowa – Iowa producers have until March 15, 2021 to make their annual election for Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage (at the individual and county levels) under the 2018 Farm Bill. 
 
This annual decision is unlike the previous farm bill, when producers made a one-time decision for their operation that was in place for the life of the bill. 
 
Webinars planned. In order to help Iowans understand their options for 2021, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a series of webinars. The lead webinar is on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m., and will feature staff from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency addressing program logistics, changes for 2021, and how producers can best work with their county FSA staff and offices that may remain closed to the public through the sign-up date. 
 
Registration information. There is no cost to join the live webinars, and all virtual sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on the Ag Decision Maker website the day following the live session. 
 
With guidelines on in-person programming evolving, some in-person sessions may be offered in areas of the state. See the Ag Decision Maker webpage, https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/farmbill.html for details on the webinar series and a calendar of in-person programming. 
 
A separate webinar will be held Jan. 21, on the topic of “Farm Transitions in 2021 and Beyond.” The presenters are Melissa O’ Rourke, farm and agribusiness management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and David Baker, director of the Beginning Farmer Center. View this webinar on the Ag Decision Maker webinar page: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html 
  
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