Farm Bill Meeting Proves to be Success

The Farm Bill can be a lot of information to digest.

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is doing what it can to help farmers understand the changes.

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association held a meeting today for area farmers, more than 100 people showed up to soak up the information.

The Director of the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness, Stanley Fletcher shared his expertise on the new legislation.

He says understanding the new Farm Bill is important because farmers will be stuck with their decisions for the next five years.

Farmers have a short time period in which to make these decisions.

That amount of time will depend on the U.S.D.A's Rules and Regulations which could take anywhere from 60 to 90 days.

Carl Sanders, the President of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association says today's meeting had a great turnout with good results.

"This is the most I've seen in a long time, but we have a lot of changes and people want to understand. This is the time of year farmers do their planting. We want to get this planning done so we can get out in the fields," President of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Carl Sanders said.

Key notes from the meeting will be on the Alabama Peanut Producers Association’s website if farmers have questions.

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