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Supplemental Coverage Option Now a Part of the Federal Crop Insurance Program

Photo by Edwin Remsberg
Introduction The 2014 Farm Bill created Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a new add-on crop insurance option which provides supplemental coverage on a producer’s underlying crop insurance policy. SCO operates by mimicking a producer’s individual crop insurance coverage and increasing the...

2015 Corn And Soybeans Trend-Adjustments Released For Trend-Adjusted APH Crop Insurance Revenue and Yield Policies

I post about law a lot, but another portion of my job is to work with Howard Leathers on our crop insurance education partnership program with USDA’s Risk Management Agency and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Back in August, we released an updated version of the Trend Adjusted Yield Crop...

Conservation Compliance Now Apart of the Farm Bill

Please note information in this post could change based an RMA releasing their final rules and procedures and a final rule on conservation compliance. This post will be revised in the future based on that new information. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently reminded producers that...

Western Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Garrett County UME Office
On August 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in the Garrett and Allegahny counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs. The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland...

Western and Central Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dutch's Daughter
On August 19 th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in the Frederick, Montgomery, Washington counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs. The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of...

Northern Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural Resource Economics (AREC), Maryland Dept. of Agriculture (MDA), USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) and U of Maryland Extension will sponsor a Farm Bill Workshop to aid farmers in understanding the new 2014 Farm Bill programs. Focus will be on the...

Southern Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
St. Mary's Agricultural Service Center
On August 15 th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in the Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs. The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource...

Upper Shore Farm Bill Workshop

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Queen Anne's County 4-H Park
On August 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., farmers in the Cecil, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs. The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC),...

Lower Shore Farm Bill Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Rockawalkin Community Hall
On August 12 th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worecester counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs. The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC),...

Delaware and Maryland Crop Insurance Workshop

Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Doubletree Hotel
The plans for this year's Delaware and Maryland Crop Insurance Workshop are being finalized with expert speakers to discusss insights into current issues impacting the federal crop insurance program. This year's workshop will include Dr. Joe Glauber, Chief Economist for USDA; Juan Garcia,...

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