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Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January

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    • Farm Bill webinars scheduled
    • 20-30 minute sessions will have Q&A periods
    • Attendees must register online before each event
    • Series will extend through March

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LITTLE ROCK – The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January.

The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm Service Agency and will run 20-30 minutes each and be followed by a Q&A. The webinars will help participants learn about Farm Service Agency, or FSA, Farm Bill programs and decisions specific to row crop production in Arkansas including:

    • Base Acre ReallocationYield updates
    • Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC
    • Price Loss Coverage, PLC
    • Supplemental Coverage Option, SCO
    • Web-Based decision aids

The team of panelists includes: Tony Franco, chief, Farm Programs Division, FSA; Anita Wilson, agricultural program specialist, FSA; and Robert Coats, professor and extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Brad Watkins, professor and economist for the Division of Agriculture will be fielding questions in the Jan. 20 webinar about the web-based Farm Bill decision aid.    

Learning more about ARC and PLC and other farm bill features is extremely important for row crop producers who must make a one-time decision about base and yield updates by Feb. 27, 2015, as well as ARC or PLC election by March 31, 2015, Coats said.

Those wishing to participate must register for each webinar. Upon registration, they will receive an email confirmation with the link to join the webinar and the system requirements for Zoom, the webinar software.   

The webinar schedule:

Jan. 13, 9 a.m.:  ARC/PLC Overview. Registration link:

Jan. 14, 9 a.m.:  ARC/PLC Yield Updates. Registration link:

Jan. 20, 9 a.m.: ARC/PLC Base Reallocations and web-based Farm Bill Decision Aid.  Registration link:

Jan. 22, 9 a.m.:  Price Loss Coverage. Registration link:

Jan. 27, 9 a.m.:  ARC - County Level. Registration link:

Jan. 29, 9 a.m.:  ARC - Individual Level.  Registration link:

Schedules for February and March webinars are yet to be announced.

For more information about the Farm Bill series contact your county extension office or visit

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

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.

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By The  Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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