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State agencies host Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage webinar

The Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs provide financial protections to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues and are vital economic safety-nets for most American farms.

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WADENA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Minnesota is hosting a public Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage webinar with the University of Minnesota Extension at 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

Farmers and others involved in agriculture will have an opportunity to learn more about the Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage programs and factors to consider when making elections for the 2022 crop year.

The Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs provide financial protections to farmers from substantial drops in crop prices or revenues and are vital economic safety nets for most American farms. Producers can elect coverage and enroll in crop-by-crop Agriculture Risk Coverage-County or Price Loss Coverage, or Agriculture Risk Coverage-Individual for the entire farm, for the 2022 crop year.

Although election changes for 2022 are optional, enrollment (signed contract) is required for each year of the program. If a producer has a multi-year contract on the farm and makes an election change for 2022, it will be necessary to sign a new contract. The webinar will highlight program information and review coverage options.

Participants may join the Minnesota FSA and University of Minnesota Extension Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage webinar at https://bit.ly/3KnnqLa .

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Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Daniel Mahoney at 651-602-7710, or Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339, and daniel.mahoney@usda.gov by Jan. 20.

Participants may register in advance or the day of the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and posted for future viewing at z.umn.edu/farmbill2022.

The Farm Service Agency is currently accepting applications for Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage enrollment through March 15, 2022. To learn more about Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage visit www.fsa.usda.gov/ or contact the local service center.

While the Wadena/Hubbard, Crow Wing/Cass and Aitkin/Itasca county service centers are currently closed to visitors because of the pandemic, they continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email and other digital tools. Contact them at 218-631-2876 (Wadena/Hubbard) or 218-829-5965 (Crow Wing/Cass and Aitkin/Itasca) to make an appointment.

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