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Matthew Farrell

Farm Program Assistant Director

Oxford, MS

2092 Old Taylor Road, Suite 4B Oxford, MS 38655

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Matthew demonstrates his passion for agriculture as he provides crop insurance, farm-program services, and farm financial management for producers. Fascinated with the impact of commodity markets and government on farming operations, Matthew keeps close watch on how they affect the farmers he serves.

Because unforeseeable forces affect price and yield, Matthew develops risk management plans for ag producers tailored to their risk tolerances. Since 2011, he’s grown the firm’s crop-insurance practice to cover over 42,000 acres.

Along with providing the insurance analysis, he attains results such as:

  • Successfully winning an appeal on his client’s behalf, overturning a decision by the Risk Management Agency—a decision with an historic overturn rate close to 0%.
  • Providing timely, informational seminars to give producers the advantages they need in crop insurance and farm program decisions.

Growing up in Laurel, Mississippi, his first job was shelling peas at a fruit and produce stand. Hands on, his love for the business side of agriculture continues to grow with each passing season. Matthew believes that mutual trust is the foundation for success in business relationships. This means telling producers the information they need to hear—although sometimes it’s not what they want to hear—in an understandable, no-nonsense way so they can make their best business decisions.

Education

  • M.S., agricultural economics, Mississippi State University
  • B.S., agriculture engineering, technology, and business, Mississippi State University

Civic Associations

  • Knights of Columbus

Personal

  • Time in the great outdoors, tennis, hunting or time with his family
  • Avid Mississippi State University Bulldogs sports fan
  • Hobby gardener

Industry Areas

Food & Ag

Mentions and articles by Matthew

Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

Matthew Farrell | September 27, 2018

Shelled Almonds and Fresh Cherries Added; Number of Head Determination for Hogs Extended The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. Almonds & […]

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New Opportunity for Producers with Generic Base Acres

Matthew Farrell | August 9, 2018

Producers with Generic Base Acres Can Now Make Updates with FSA Application period for elections on generic base acres is now open through December 7, 2018. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), has […]

Notice of Funds Availability for Cotton Producers

K·Coe Editorial | June 7, 2016

Notice of Funds Availability for Cotton Producers USDA Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency(FSA) have issued a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for cotton producers who grew cotton in 2015. The Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) Program makes funds available […]