The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting a study to learn more about farmers' and land owners' decision processes.
Researchers will be looking at the tools and resources used by producers when they make Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs choices.
About 1.7 million agricultural producers have enrolled in the new safety-net programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.
The 2014 Farm Bill also authorized USDA to work with qualified universities to conduct outreach and education on the new programs, and to develop web-based tools to help producers with understanding the options offered by ARC and PLC before making their selection.
Participation in the study will assist the University of Illinois on how its USDA-funded decision tool assisted with your selection of ARC or PLC, where the tool was helpful, or where the tool needs improvement.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the academic institutions involved in developing the educational tools for the programs.
Participation in the study is voluntary and confidential. Any data collected by the university will be averaged and reported in aggregate only. Individual information and responses will not be made public.
To participate in the study, click on this link -- http://go.illinois.edu/2014farmbillsurvey