Farm Bill Producer Meeting for ARC/PLC
The Bladen County Farm Service Agency recently
held a producer meeting pertaining to the new 2014
Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk
Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The
new programs, designed to help producers better
manage risk, usher in one of the most significant
reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
power point presentation was given by Chris Tatum,
County Executive Director of the Bladen County Farm
Service Agency. Approximately 70 producers and
Agri-Business professionals were in attendance for
Wednesday night’s presentation. The dinner was
sponsored by Bladen County Farm Bureau and the
Elizabethtown Branch of Cape Fear Farm Credit.
Other agencies and individuals assisting in the
meeting and meal preparation were Bladen County FSA
staff, NCDA Witchweed Division for Bladen County,
Bladen County Cooperative Extension, and Thomas
“Chubby” Starling retired FSA Director for Bladen
USDA leaders will visit with
producers across the country to share information
and answer questions on the ARC and PLC programs.
USDA assisted in the creation of online
tools to assist in the decision process, allowing
farm owners and producers to enter information about
their operation and see projections that show what
ARC and/or PLC will mean for them under possible
future scenarios. The new tools are now available at
www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc. Farm owners and
producers can access the online resources from the
convenience of their home computer or mobile device
at any time.
Owners, Operators, and
Producers can contact their local FSA office for
more information or to schedule an appointment.
The Bladen County Farm Service Agency is
located at 450 Smith Circle in the Powell-Melvin
Agriculture Service Center and can be contacted by
phone at 910-862-3179.