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The Farm Bill: How it works
The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new series of videos and launched a website to help farmers, landowners, and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill. Featured content includes videos on key commodity program and crop insurance provisions of the farm bill.
“We have distilled down a massive and complex piece of legislation -- the 2014 Farm Bill -- into several ‘bite-size’ pieces, with the goal of helping farmers and managers understand how it will affect their farms,” said American Farm Bureau Federation Deputy Chief Economist John Anderson.
The videos include a farm bill overview describing the basic provisions of the commodity title, including a description of the decisions related to program participation that will need to be made by farmers and landowners. Four other videos go in-depth on the Price Loss Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option, the Agricultural Risk Coverage Program, the Stacked Income Protection Program for Cotton, and the Dairy Margin Protection Program.
Links to useful farm bill information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, land-grant universities, and other organizations also are available at http://goo.gl/ujjnny.
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