Crop Insurance meeting in Sprlng Hill

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Farmers were hit hard by both markets and weather in 2018.

Tariff and trade issues with partnering countries resulted in lower commodity prices for almost all crops in United States. In addition, the weather in Middle Tennessee this fall resulted in delayed harvests and quality issues with the harvested grain.

As a result, farm incomes on a whole are expected be 50 percent of what they were back in 2013.

Recently, President Trump has signed the new Farm Bill that will hold the government policies for US agriculture for the next five years.

In response, UT Extension is offering a Crop Insurance Update and Management Decision-Making Meeting at the Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center located at 1000 Main Entrance Drive in Spring Hill. The meeting will take place on Jan. 16, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Aaron Smith, assistant professor with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UT, will be the guest speaker. He will explain how producers can use crop insurance as a tool to manage in-season risk and as revenue protection during the production year.

This meeting is free to row crop producers but we do ask that you RSVP for this meeting. This can be done by calling the UT Extension Marshall County Office at 931-359-1929. This meeting is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.