Farm Bill commodity programs are essential to producers in providing risk management options, especially in the current downturn in the agricultural economy. According to the Kansas Farm Management Association, net farm income has dropped to historically low levels, which are inadequate to support farm families. Commodity programs and crop insurance in the 2018 Farm Bill remain critical to supporting producers across Kansas.
The 2018 Farm Bill gave producers similar risk management options as before, with the ARC and PLC programs requiring a 2-year election decision. This project provided education and assistance with the ARC/PLC election decision for significant numbers of Kansas producers. Extension specialists in the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics provided training for county/district extension educators to assist Kansas producers in understanding the programs and make educated decisions for their operations. The efforts included education in nearly all Kansas counties by county/district extension educators, as well as 10 in-depth regional meetings by K-State specialists and also information disseminated via webinar and email. Individual consultations were also offered by county/district extension educators. More than 6,400 Kansas producers were impacted by this project directly, with more than 5,000 website users utilizing information and tools from this project.
Number of Participants: 6171
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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