ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota Extension officials remind farmers and landowners they have until the end of March to make their crop program choices under the 2014 farm bill.
The choices are between the Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage programs. Extension economist Kent Olson says these choices need thoughtful consideration because they’ll last for five years, and there are no obvious answers about what’s best for one farm versus another. He recommends that farmers consult online decision-making tools.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Fatal Shooting At Apartment Building
Extension spokeswoman Allison Sandve says nearly 15,000 farmers have attended more than 100 classes conducted by Extension statewide to learn about their choices.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
Federal figures show 69 percent of Minnesota dairy farmers signed up for their new farm bill program before its deadline earlier, one of the highest rates in the country.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
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