July 2018 Get Ag-tive
County Farm Service Agency committee nominations are due Aug. 1 at local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service centers. Committee members help ensure FSA programming adequately serves local producers.
Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs enrollment for the 2018 crop year closes Aug. 1. ARC and PLC cover commodities such as barley, canola, corn, grain sorghum, oats, peanuts, soybeans and wheat. Upland cotton is no longer a covered commodity. Visit fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc or a local Farm Service Agency office to learn more.
Alfa Youth Leadership Conference applications are due Aug. 14 for high school freshmen and sophomores. The free training Oct. 8-9 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana prepares students to advocate for agriculture, identify ways to better serve their communities and step into leadership roles. Register at tinyurl.com/AYLC18.