Farm Bill Implementation Created by rrummel on 2/6/2014 3:23:51 PM
Could Take Until April
Roger Bernard of Informa Economics says it won’t be easy to implement the Agricultural Act of 2014. In fact - he believes April would be the very earliest farmers would be able to sign up for programs for the current crop year. He says it’s a far-reaching piece of legislation that will take time to implement. Bernard notes USDA will have to develop software programs and train personnel in county offices to run those programs, write the regulations and push those through an approval process and ultimately educate farmers so they understand their options. Bernard addressed cattlemen at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville.