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ARC/PLC UPDATE

Illinois FSA’s Mary Kirby tells Leader producers can contact their local FSA Office for more information on ARC and PLC or to schedule an appointment to update their yield history and/or reallocate base acres.

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FARM PROGRAMS

 Farmers could choose their new commodity programs as early as next week if they want, but caution may be the wiser tool in risk management right now, considering the current state of commodity prices.  

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ARC/PLC DECISION

 The University of Illinois will conduct one-hour webinars beginning Friday at 8:00 a.m. CDT and continuing each Friday through the month of October to educate farmers on which shallow-loss programs are best for their operations.  Signup for the programs begin next Monday at local FSA offices. Check details at farmweeknow.com or farmdoc.illinois.edu.  

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FARM BILL IMPLEMENTATION

House Agriculture Committee members said at a hearing on Thursday they are worried about USDA’s implementation of certain crop insurance provisions in the five-month old 2014 Farm Bill. At the same hearing, members on the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee applauded USDA’s Farm Service Agency for its timely deliverance of livestock disaster assistance.

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