NCC to Hold STAX-Farm Bill Workshops in Ala. and Ga.

Randall Alabama, Cotton, Field Crops, General, Georgia

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. And a few of those meetings will take place in Alabama and Georgia.


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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 meetings listed by state is (all times local):

Alabama
Dothan – November 19, 3 p.m. National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds – Volunteer Building, 5622 Highway 231 South
Belle Mina – November 20, 9 a.m. Tennessee Valley Research & Extension Center, 9494 Experimental Loop

Arizona
Casa Grande – November 11, 9 a.m. The Property Conference Center – Ellington Ballroom, 1251 West Gila Bend Highway

Arkansas
Blytheville – November 20, 2 p.m. Arkansas Northeastern College – Governor’s Ballroom/Statehouse Hall Bldg, 2501 South Division Street
McGehee – November 19, 1:30 p.m. McGehee Men’s Club, #1 Airport Road South

California
Coalinga – November 10, 9 a.m. Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant – Garden Ballroom, 24505 West Dorris Avenue

Georgia
Statesboro – November 18, 3 p.m. Bulloch County Ag Center, 151 Langston Chapel Road
Tifton – November 19, 9 a.m. UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Small Auditorium, 15 RDC Road

Louisiana
Monroe – November 18, 9 a.m. Bayou DeSiard Country Club, 3501 Forsythe Avenue

Mississippi
Stoneville – November 19, 9 a.m. Delta Branch Experiment Center – Capps Center, 82 Stoneville Rd

North Carolina
Rocky Mount – November 17, 9 a.m. East Carolina Agricultural & Education Center – Auditorium, 1175 Kingsboro Road
Lumberton – November 17, 3 p.m. Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center – Room 4/5, 1027 Highway 75 East

Oklahoma
Altus – November 20, 1 p.m. Oklahoma Cotton Cooperative Assn., 20284 East CR 165

South Carolina
Santee – November 18, 9 a.m. Family Development Center, 210 Brooks Boulevard

Tennessee
Jackson – November 20, 9 a.m. West Tennessee Research & Education Center – Room A 605 Airways Boulevard

Texas
Amarillo – December 9, 9 a.m. AgriLife Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Boulevard West
El Campo – November 19, 8:30 a.m. El Campo Civic Center – Duson Room, 2350 Mechanic Street
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
Miles – November 19, 9 a.m. Young Farmers Building
Monte Alto – November 20, 9 a.m. Rio Farms – Sam Sparks Auditorium, 25601 North FM 88
Plainview – December 9, 2:30 p.m. Plainview Country Club, 2902 West 4th Street
Robstown – November 19, 3 p.m. Richard Borchard Fairgrounds – Ballroom B, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd
St. Lawrence – November 18, 9 a.m. St. Lawrence Parish Hall
Stamford – November 19, 2:30 p.m. Stamford High School – Auditorium, 507 South Orient