Upcoming Delaware Farm Bill Workshops

Wednesday, April 1, 2009     7:00 p.m.
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE

Wednesday, April, 8, 2009     7:00 p.m.
USDA Service Center- Kent Field Office
800 Bay Road, Suite #2
Dover, DE

Thursday, April 9, 2009     1:00 p.m.
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE

Will my operation’s eligibility be affected by new limits for adjusted gross income? Are there any incentives for beginning farmers or historically underserved customers? Have cost-share rates changed? Are there opportunities for organic or forestry operations? These and many more questions will be answered at a series of 2008 Farm Bill workshops hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The farm bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of our Federal government. Some of the changes outlined in this legislation simplify existing programs and create new ones to address high priority environmental goals-affecting farmers for years to come. The NRCS programs staff has planned three workshops to clarify how these changes might affect Delaware producers. You may be familiar with some of these changes; however, this is your opportunity to receive a more in-depth explanation. A question-and-answer period will be held at the end of each workshop.

For more information on the workshops, please contact your local NRCS Field Office in Kent County (302) 741-2600 x 3, New Castle County (302) 832-3100 x 3, or Sussex County (302) 856-3990 x 3. For more information on the 2008 Farm Bill, visit www.de.nrcs.usda.gov and click on “2008 Farm Bill.”

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