VERONA, Miss. (WCBI) — Area farmers have a chance to get caught up on how the recently passed Farm Bill will impact their business. The workshop was held at the MSU Extension Center in Verona and brought those in the agriculture business up to date on the legislation. The bill extends federal crop insurance and ends direct government payments going to farmers whether they produce anything or not. Organizers say they want to help farmers navigate the complex legislation.
“A lot of decisions are going to have to be made by producers, number one is base acres, there is some changes to that, yields can be updated, there are two new programs, ag risk coverage and price loss coverage those are decisions a producer will have to make and they’re going to have to make those on the crops they are growing,” said John Michael Riley, MSU Extension Service.
Similar workshops are being held throughout the area. Riley points out that the effect on consumers will be negligible.