The Farm Bill enrollment is open at this time and will be until March 15th. Many producers have already made their decisions for the next two years, but some of you may still have questions on what program you want to choose. Although the decision is just for two years this time, it is still important in your farm’s management.
If you have questions, or just want a little clarification, you can call the Cottonwood Extension District and make an appointment with us to run a decision tool. This can help give you more information to make your choices. All you need to bring in with you is the abbreviated 156 farm record form from your FSA office and the decision tool will take your yield data along with the national factors to give you a close estimate about what possible payments you will see over the next two years. The Great Bend office number is 620-793-1910 and ask for Alicia. For the Hays office, call 785-628-9430 and ask for Stacy.
The decision tools that are out there are meant to be a guide to help you get the best information out there for the most informed decision that you can make. K-State Research and Extension is here to assist you with the tools and any updated information that we have.
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent with K-State Research and Extension – Cottonwood District. Contact her by email at email@example.com or call 620-793-1910.