Farm Service Agency enrollment ends Sept. 30

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced a reminder Wednesday to all farmers to enroll in Farm Service Agency risk management programs for 2014 and 2015 growing seasons.

The deadline to enroll is Sept. 30. Two new risk management programs were voted on and created under the 2014 farm bill: either the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage.

“The 2014 farm bill included major reforms to our risk management tools," Jim Reed, a farmer from Monticello, Illinois, and chair of the National Corn Growers Association Public Policy Action Team. "Formal enrollment marks the final step farmers must take to enroll in the program. NCGA strongly encourages farmers to schedule an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible before the Sept. 30 deadline.”

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is one of the biggest reforms of United States agricultural programs in decades. It promotes trade to keep incomes of farmers strong, but would also help all Americans as a jobs bill, infrastructure bill, research bill and conservation bill, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency and the White House.

The NCGA needs each farmer to talk to their local FSA office by Sept. 30 in order to finalize their enrollment in the programs.

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National Corn Growers Association 632 Cepi Drive Chesterfield, MO 63005

United States Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20250

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