|Coverage selection now open for 2014 Farm Bill safety net programs|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Producers have until March 31, 2015, to choose the program best for their operation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, began Nov. 17 and continues through March 31, 2015.
The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
“USDA is committed to keeping farm owners and producers well-informed on all steps in this process to ensure that they have all of the information that they need before making their coverage choice,” said Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini. “The new ARC and PLC programs provide a more rational approach to helping farmers manage risk by ensuring families don’t lose the farm because of events beyond their control.”
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