Farm Bill: Implementation, Education, and Analysis
On June 18, 2008, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 became law. This legislation, better known as the Farm Bill, reauthorizes federal farm, forestry, energy and nutrition programs. The following resources provide information, analysis, programs, and further links for additional information on the new programs and policies.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008: Summary and Possible Consequences - Wes Harris, Brad Lubben, James Novak, and Larry Sanders
In early 2013, Congress passed and the President signed a 1-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. This extension reauthorized existing farm programs for another year through September 2013.
While the debate will begin again on a new farm bill, producers are making decisions for 2013 on how to manage and enroll in current programs. This includes a new decision for all producers on whether to sign up for ACRE or DCP for the 2013 crop year.
The following resources provide information, analysis, programs, and further links for additional information on farm bill programs and policies.
Farm Bill Webinar - View a recording of the Monday, April 29 farm bill webinar
Revisiting ACRE for 2012 and 2013 – analysis and discussion of farm income support programs, expected payments for 2012, and potential support for 2013 - Brad Lubben
Farm Programs and Decisions for 2013 and Beyond – presentation analyzing farm programs and farm policy outlook – Brad Lubben