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October 3, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The 2014 Farm Bill brings big changes in the way Southern farmers
handle risk management and training sessions in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Dumas
are planned to help producers adapt successfully.
The half-day crop insurance workshops are set for Nov. 11 in Jonesboro; Nov. 12 in
Forrest City, and Nov. 13 in Dumas. They will feature panel discussions with John
Anderson of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Dave Goeller, risk management educator
and grain producer from Nebraska, local producers and a representative from the National
Crop Insurance Services.
There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. To register visit http://forms.uada.edu/economics/aciem.asp. The event is being presented by the Southern Risk Management Education Center and
the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
“These trainings are an opportunity for growers to learn more about the role that
crop insurance can play in managing their farms’ risks,” said Ron Rainey, extension
economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and co-director
for the Southern Risk Management Education Center.
With all the changes in the new Farm Bill, “it is arguable that no region of the U.S.
will be as impacted as those in the South,” said H.L. Goodwin, professor-ag economics
and a co-director of the Southern Risk Management Education Center. “We believe that
for Southern producers to successfully manage risk under the 2014 Farm Bill, they
must employ to a greater extent their full range of risk management tools.
“Crop insurance has now become the primary governmentally assisted tool for risk management
for our producers,” he said. “That is why we are sponsoring this important informational
To learn more about risk management, visit http://srmec.uark.edu.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
By the U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org