USDA is working to educate farmers about the new safety net programs available as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. Recently appointed USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini made a stop this week in Indiana to visit one on one with farmers. He says the first thing farmers will need to do is update their yields — which hasn’t happened since 2002 and from there, he says, they may want to update their base acres. And, Dolcini adds USDA has set deadlines to give farmers plenty of time to make these important changes. “It’s a process that will go through the end of February of 2015,” he says. “During that period of time there are some great web-based tools that I encourage farmers all over the country to utilize and familiarize themselves with — so they can decide which the best program option for them is.” Read More (Brownfield Ag News).
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