2014 Farm Bill
Created by rrummel on 5/6/2014 4:27:39 PM

How does it work?

TheAmerican Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new series of videos andlaunched a website (http://goo.gl/ujjnny) to help farmers, landowners and otherstakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill. Featuredcontent includes videos on key commodity program and crop insurance provisionsof the farm bill.

“Wehave distilled down a massive and complex piece of legislation—the 2014 farmbill—into several ‘bite-size’ pieces, with the goal of helping farmers andmanagers understand how it will affect their farms,” said John Anderson, deputychief economist with AFBF.

“Nowthat safety net and risk management tools important in crop planning are inplace, along with the new program for dairies, the next step is for farmers tobe able to move forward with confidence in determining the best options fortheir individual farms,” Anderson said. “We created the farm bill video serieswith that goal in mind.”

Thevideos include a farm bill overview describing the basic provisions of thecommodity title, including a description of the decisions related to programparticipation that will need to be made by farmers and landowners. Four othervideos go in-depth on the Price Loss Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option,the Agricultural Risk Coverage Program, the Stacked Income ProtectionProgram for Cotton and the Dairy Margin Protection Program