BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Interested farmers have an opportunity to meet with the Administrator of USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre, at listening sessions in Illinois the week of Aug. 26.
RMA understands how difficult this year has been for farmers across Illinois and how important crop insurance is, especially this year. The agency has made a number changes this spring and summer to help farmers deal with the unprecedented wet spring. In particular, changes related to cover crops on prevented planting acreage and additional time to pay premiums this fall.
These sessions will provide an opportunity to get an update on crop insurance, ask questions and provide feedback. The upcoming schedule is below:
Monday, August 26
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – SW Illinois Listening Session
Monroe County Fair Grounds
Waterloo, Illinois 62298
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM West Central Illinois Listening Session
1132 Veterans Drive
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Wednesday, August 28
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – East Central Illinois Listening Session
McLean County Fairgrounds in Mini Expo Building
1106 Interstate Dr.
Bloomington, Illinois 61705
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Northwest Central Illinois Listening Session
Peoria County Farm Bureau
1716 N. University Street
Peoria, Illinois 61604
— Illinois Corn Growers Association
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