Deadline for crop safety net programs fast approaching

Deadline for crop safety net programs fast approaching

THE clock is ticking for farmers to make key farm safety net decisions under the 2014 farm bill commodity programs.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged producers to make their decisions but said the U.S. Department of Agriculture would offer flexibility if it seems like producers won't be able to meet the deadlines.

The first flexibility came when USDA extended the deadline from Feb. 27 to March 31 for farmers to update

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