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Crop insurance and trucking regulation meeting to be held

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:15 p.m. CDT

GENESEO — A multi-county seminar will help farmers understand two often-confusing topics, both of which are currently undergoing major change. Come learn what you need to know before the 2013 growing season. This local seminar will take place at the Geneseo Moose Lodge at 8 a.m. March 12. 

Federal truck regulations affect virtually all operating farmers in Illinois. Changes in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation enforcement occurred in May 2012, with significant additional changes potentially to follow in 2013. At this seminar, you can learn to sort fact from hearsay in the changing world of trucking regulations, and gain a better understanding about which rules apply to you and why.

Illinois Farm Bureau transportation expert Kevin Rund will cover a range of trucking topics including: Sorting “interstate” from “intrastate”; USDOT Number registration and the UCR; CDL; Medical card; MAP-21 changes for 2013; and your questions.

Illinois Farm Bureau risk management specialist Doug Yoder will cover new features to crop insurance in 2013, including the newest phase of rate adjustments which will be implemented in 2013. Much can be learned about the primary agricultural safety net following the 2012 drought. 2012 results will be provided and analyzed along with information needed to make the best crop insurance selection possible in 2013.This segment will also include details of the nine-month extension of the 2008 farm bill and what it means to farmers, their risk management needs, and possible crop insurance ramifications.

Trucking regulations will be covered from 8 to 10:00 a.m., and crop insurance will be discussed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The seminar is free courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau and the Bureau County Farm Bureau, but advance registration is requested. Please call 815-875-6468 to reserve your place.

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