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The Management Calendar

Farm Business Management Update, June 2002

By Gordon Groover

Summer is here as the temperatures across the state reach the 80 and 90's. This time of year you spend a lot of hours on the tractor seat, and when you are inside, the focus is on weather forecasts and prices. You should devote some time over the summer to keeping informed on the 2002 Farm Bill. Many provisions will provide payments and support to Virginia's crop and livestock farmers. Jim Pease's article in this issue gives an excellent overview and lists web sits to keep up-to-date. Your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office will be the major point of contact for most of these Farm Bill benefits so staying in touch will be a benefit.

Farm business managers should consider putting the following activities on their management calendar for June-July.

June-July mark the end of spring and the flurry of summer activities, enjoy!

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