(Posted Wed. Feb 18th, 2015)
The National Corn Growers Association is co-sponsoring a free webinar March 12 to help farmers understand their risk management options under the new farm bill, ahead of critical one-time decisions that will affect their operations through at least 2018.
“ARC or PLC: Which Safety Net Fits You?” will include presentations from University of Illinois Economist Gary Schnitkey and Assistant Professor of Law and Policy Jonathan Coppess, and Mississippi State Economist Keith Coble. DTN Executive Editor Marcia Taylor will moderate. These experts will share examples of corn and soybeans from multiple geographies, and help farmers analyze options between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
The webinar takes place Thursday, March 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT. Click here to register.
Farmers have until Feb. 27 to reallocate their base acres or update yields with their local FSA office. Farmers have until March 31 to sign up for either ARC or PLC for the 2014-2018 crop years.