Lindsay Mitchell

Aug 21, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Interested farmers have an opportunity to meet with the Administrator of USDA’s, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre at listening sessions in Illinois the week of August 26th. RMA understands how difficult this year has been for farmers across Illinois and how important crop insurance is, especially this year. The agency has made a number changes this spring and summer to help farmers deal with the unprecedented wet spring. In particular, changes related to cover crops on prevented planting acreage and additional time to pay premiums this fall. These sessions will provide an opportunity to get an update on crop insurance, ask questions and provide feedback. The upcoming schedule is below.


Monday, August 26th

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM - SW Illinois Listening Session


Monroe County Fair Grounds

4177 IL-156

Waterloo, Illinois 62298


2:30 PM – 4:00 PM West Central Illinois Listening Session


Prairieland FS

1132 Veterans Drive

Jacksonville, Illinois 62650


Wednesday, August 28th

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – East Central Illinois Listening Session


McLean County Fairgrounds in Mini Expo Building

1106 Interstate Dr.

Bloomington, Illinois 61705


1:00 PM –  2:30 PM Northwest Central Illinois Listening Session


Peoria County Farm Bureau

1716 N. University Street

Unit #3

Peoria, Illinois 61604