Join AFBIS and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for a webinar on Sept. 28 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CDT as John Newton, AFBF Chief Economist, shares about Dairy RP and how it all works. This is a new dairy insurance service available October 9 from American Farm Bureau Insurance Services which will bring an extra level of support to a dairy sector that has been battered by losses over the past four years. It covers potential revenue loss over five quarterly insurance periods. Click more info to sign up.
Are you a farmer or rancher whose commodities have been directly impacted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional export markets? USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to provide payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers. The sign-up period for MFP runs through January 15, 2019. Visit www.farmers.gov/mfp for Information and instructions Eligible producers should apply after harvest is
complete, as payments will only be issued once production is reported.
This year's meeting is November 2 -3 at Trader Duke's Hotel in South Burlington. Highlights of the meeting are an Ag Advocacy workshop on “How You Can Advocate for Agriculture” led by Jordan Craig, Director of Grassroots Program Development for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Craig and Vermont Farm Bureau Legislative Director Jackie Folsom will lead a discussion on how to be an advocate for agriculture. Following the workshop, there will be an opportunity to talk with candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Owners of enrolled agricultural land and/or farm buildings must certify that their agricultural land and farm buildings continue to meet the requirements for Current Use Program enrollment by November 1, 2018. The VT Department of Taxes has mailed Form CU-313, Use Value Appraisal Program Agricultural Land Buildings Certification, to each landowner at the address it has on file.