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Farm Bill Decisions

Need help navigating the risk management options in the 2014 Farm Bill ? Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings:

  • Thurs., Jan. 29 at 7:45 a.m. at McLean County Fairgrounds
    • Hosted by COUNTRY Financial agents: Darren Davis, Jim Hanlin & Kevin Keighin
    • Free & includes breakfast
    • To register, call Jim Hanlin’s office at (309) 662-0101
  • Wed., Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m. at ASMARK Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive in Bloomington
    • Hosted by Illinois Farm Bureau, University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois College of ACES & USDA FSA
    • To register, click here.

The 2014 Farm Bill  covers five crop years: 2014 – 2018. The bill contains several one-time, irrevocable options for landowners and producers.

Timeline to make these choices at FSA offices is as follows:

• Sept. 29, 2014 – Feb. 27, 2015: Payment Yield Update and Base Acre Reallocation
• Nov. 17, 2014 – March 31, 2015: ARC/PLC Election
• Mid-April – Summer 2015: Annual Enrollment

For more resources and tools to help explore the options available in the 2014 Farm Bill, click here.

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