Growers in the Mid-South states will have 10 opportunities in March to learn how the Agricultural Act of 2014 will impact their farms.
The meetings will be hosted by the National Cotton Council.
The new five-year farm law includes changes in cotton’s safety net and a greater reliance on crop insurance, says Mark Lange, NCC president and CEO. The law will be implemented over the 2014 and 2015 crops.
“As with previous farm laws, some of this legislation’s provisions are complex, and the Council wants to provide our members with the insight necessary for them to plan accordingly,” said Lange. “ All producers, cotton industry firms and agribusinesses are encouraged to attend any of these important meetings.”
The schedule of Mid-South meetings listed by state is (all times local):
Keiser – March 20, 2 p.m., UA Northeast Research & Education Center, 1241 West County Road 780.
McGehee – March 18, 9 a.m., McGehee Men's Club Community Center, #1 Airport Road South.
Alexandria – March 17, 9 a.m., C. Woodrow Dewitt Livestock Facility at LSU-A, 100 Gregg Marshall Drive.
Winnsboro – March 17, 3 p.m., Scott Center – Macon Ridge Research Center, 212A Macon Ridge Road.
Portageville – March 20, 9 a.m., Delta Research Center, 3/4 mile south of Hwy 162 and Hwy T intersection.
Clarksdale – March 19, 2 p.m.,Coahoma County Expo Center, 1150 Wildcat Drive.
Indianola – March 19, 9 a.m., MDCC Capps Technology Center, 920 Highway 82 West.
Yazoo City – March 18, 3 p.m., Hampton Inn, 2161 Grand Avenue.
Jackson – March 21, 9:30 a.m., DoubleTree Hotel – Adams/Calhoun Salons, 1770 Highway 45 Bypass.
Memphis – March 24, 2 p.m., Agricenter International – Banquet Room, 777 Walnut Grove Road.
See the complete list of 49 meetings in 15 Cotton Belt states .