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Vilsack provides insight on farm bill implementation

Since the passage of the farm bill, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said he is starting to "set the table" to give crop growers information they need to make informed decisions regarding the programs set in motion by the farm bill.

Vilsack spoke at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio recently, where more than 7,300 people representing the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Sorghum Producers attended the conference.

Vilsack said the U.S. Depart­ment of Agriculture (USDA) has been prioritizing farm bill decisions and will soon be dispersing the $3 million that Congress provided in the farm bill for training materials.

Vilsack said he hopes to publicize options for both Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) this fall. Growers will be able to update yield...




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