Farm Bill Overview

The 2014 Farm Bill, officially known as the "Agricultural Act of 2014" was signed by the President on February 7, 2014. While rulemaking and program implementation will stretch out over the next several months, a quick overview of the legislation can provide some valuable insight. A recent article in the Cornhusker Economics newsletter of February 26 provides a general overview with some additional detail on commodity and disaster assistance programs, conservation programs, and crop insurance provisions of particular interest to producers and landowners. The newsletter article is available as a PDF while the issue and other issues of the newsletter are available at the Cornhusker Economics newsletter webpage at