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Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled For Northwest Iowa


(Le Mars) — Beginning November 17th, and continuing through the month of December, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach along with the U-S-D-A Farm Services Agency will host a series of meetings discussing the provisions of the new Farm Bill.  There will be a meeting for each county.  Melissa O’Rourke, is the farm management specialist with Iowa State University Extension.  She says this farm bill is a departure from previous farm program legislation.

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The Farm Management Specialist says farmers will have to know the new programs, since the decision they make will be for the next five years. She says farmers and landowners need to decide whether they want to protect themselves from yield losses, or price loss.

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On the other hand, as O’Rourke explains, if farmers are more concerned about the revenue losses, they may want to sign up for PLC or Price Loss Coverage program.

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The Le Mars meeting is scheduled for December 3rd at the Le Mars Convention Center starting at 9:00 a.m.  For specific dates, locations, and times, contact your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office.



Nov. 17 9:00 a.m.
Western Iowa Tech Community College


Nov. 17 1:30 p.m.

Primghar Community Center



Nov. 20 9:30 a.m.

Iowa Lakes Community College



Nov. 21 9:00 a.m.

Spencer Community Theater


Spirit Lake

Nov. 24 9:00 a.m.

Dickinson County Extension Office



Nov. 24 2:30 p.m.

Iowa Lakes Community College



Dec. 2 9:00 a.m.

Northwest Iowa Community College


Rock Rapids

Dec. 2  1:30 p.m.

Forster Community Center


Le Mars

Dec. 3  9:00 a.m.

Le Mars Convention Center


Sioux City

Dec. 3  1:30 p.m.

Western Iowa Technical Community College – Cargill Auditorium


Storm Lake

Dec. 4  1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Buena Vista County Extension



Dec. 8   9:00 a.m.

Expo Center



Dec. 16  1:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church