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University of Illinois’ Farmdoc to Conduct Weekly Webinars on Farm Bill Decision Tools
To provide growers with better and more complete information on the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Farmdoc program at the University of Illinois will conduct weekly series of webinars that review the farm bill programs and decisions; provide training and demonstration on the farm bill decision tool; and include updates on harvest, prices and program analysis.
This week’s webinar is Friday, Oct. 24 from 8 to 9:30 CT, and examines new webtools for making 2014 Farm Bill decisions, and looks at the Farmdoc Farm Bill Toolbox (available at farmbilltoolbox.farmdoc.illinois.edu), which includes seven steps for making FSA farm decisions.
Access to the webinars is free, but participants must register each week at the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/932792401.
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ASA Pushes for Swift Approval of New Labor Agreement
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