Farm bill orientaton and wheat/canola crop update and outlook meeting set

March 4, 2014

On March 6, Jackson County’s OSU Extension and Farm Service Agency will offer a meeting looking at the details of the newly passed and signed Farm Bill. Dr. Jody Campiche, OSU Agriculture Economics Farm Policy Specialist will lead a discussion addressing the new Farm Bill. The new program and program*commodity interactions will be of great importance to local and area agriculture producers. This meeting will be the first look at how these programs are projected to work for the agriculture community.

This meeting will also include a crop update and outlook for wheat and canola along with potential budget projections and implications for the remainder of this crop production year. Mr. Jason Pace, SW District Area Agriculture Economy Specialist and Mr. Gary Strickland, Extension Educator for Jackson County Agriculture will present this program.

This should be a very informative meeting and certainly timely given the Farm Bill topic. Pre-registration is requested (but not required) by Wednesday, March 5, 12 Noon at the OSU Extension Office, 580-482-0823. A light dinner meal will be served.