MEMPHIS -- The National Cotton Council (NCC) has scheduled 25 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt to provide its members with in-depth information regarding insurance options for cotton under The Agricultural Act of 2014.
The first meeting will be on November 10 and the last two meetings on December 10.
The meetings will provide an in-depth look at the new Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) and the Supplemental Coverage Option. Coverage levels, expected yields and premium rates will be covered in detail in order to better equip producers with the information necessary to evaluate the insurance options for 2015. The sessions also will include an update on overall farm bill implementation. Each meeting will include a question/answer session.
NCC President/CEO Mark Lange said, "This new five-year comprehensive farm law features a greater reliance on crop insurance programs, and our producer members need to understand their options. As with our previous farm bill educational meetings in February, the Council encourages all producers, cotton industry firms and agribusinesses to attend any of these important meetings."
The schedule of remaining meetings is (all times local):
Amarillo – December 9, 9 a.m. AgriLife Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Boulevard West
Lamesa – December 10, 8:30 a.m. Leroy Colgan Bldg., S. 10th St. & S. Houston St. at Forrest Park
Lubbock – December 10, 1 p.m. Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive
Plainview – December 9, 2:30 p.m. Plainview Country Club, 2902 West 4th Street