The Illinois Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in Farm Service Agency risk management programs for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.
Earlier this year, farmers elected either Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage, two new risk management programs created under the 2014 farm bill.
“The 2014 farm bill included major reforms to our risk management tools. Formal enrollment marks the final step farmers must take to enroll in the program,” said Jim Reed, a farmer from Monticello, IL Corn Marketing Board Director, and chair of the National Corn Growers Association Public Policy Action Team.
“NCGA strongly encourages farmers to schedule an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible before the Sept. 30 deadline.”
For more information about the 2014 farm bill, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill.