The "Agricultural Act of 2014," commonly called the farm bill, changes many programs and rules affecting farms and farmers. The fact sheets below explain different parts of the farm bill. As USDA writes the rules and regulations, we will be updating and adding fact sheets. Please come back for these updates.
UMN Extension has now launched online training in order to help you make decisions regarding Farm Bill programs.
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Strategies to make this program work for your operation
Farm Bill: Crop Programs
Risk management options for non-program crops
Changes to programs and rules
The reallocation decision is not as straightforward as the choice to update payment yields.
In-depth discuss of the options available
Payments are made on a crop by crop basis.
Crop revenue is estimated using average county yields.
Actual revenue from all covered commodities is measured against the ARC-Individual guarantee.
Landowners should be involved in 2014 Farm Bill decisions for their farm.
Dairy Margin Protection Program
This FSA Factsheet discusses the rules and regulations of the Dairy Margin Protection Program.
MPP allows producers to protect their operation. This UMN Extension factsheet discusses strategies for making the program work for your farm.
University of Illinois APAS farm bill decision tool
Farm bill tool to evaluate individual farm ARC vs PLC options. Click here to use the tool.
Extension launches 2014 farm bill crops education seminars
The seminars are offered at 72 locations from early December through January and will be led by Extension educators and FSA staff; no registration is required. Details are available here (218 K PDF).
Extension launches 2014 farm bill dairy education seminars
The seminars are offered at 18 locations through early November and will be led by Extension educators and FSA staff; no registration is required. Details are available here (181 K PDF).