The Ohio State University Extension Service and FSA County offices are planning a series of 2018 Farm Bill education meetings across the state. All producers are invited to attend these informational meetings, which are designed to provide important information to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions.
The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law last December, reauthorized the existing Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs that were in the 2014 Farm Bill, however producers will need to make new program enrollment decisions over the coming months. Additional details about these meetings can be found on Ohio FSA’s State Events webpage or the Ohio State Extension Service website. The meetings are scheduled from November to early February in advance of the coming ARC/PLC enrollment deadlines in 2020.
A meeting for Muskingum County will be held Dec 12, 2019 at Tri-Valley High School from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
There also are resources available online that can assist producers in their ARC/PLC decision-making process. Links to these resources are available from FSA at https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/arcplc_program/index.
The OSU Farm Bill Resource Page is at https://aede.osu.edu/research/osu-farm-management/2018-farm-bill.