The new Farm Bill has been signed into law, however, administrative details are still being worked out. Regardless, if you farm or are involved in agriculture, this piece of legislature will have a huge impact on your bottom line over at least the next five years.
To learn more about the new Farm Bill, make plans now to join us on Thursday, April 11 beginning at 6:15 for a live "watch party" of the Farm Bill Summit. This program is being made available in the Fairfield County Ag Center conference room via webcast simultaneously as it's being presented in Versailles, Ohio.
Throughout the evening Ben Brown, head of OSU's Farm Management Program, will serve as moderator of the summit, which will feature three speakers, each Nationally recognized for their knowledge of the Farm Bill:
• Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University.
• Jonathan Coppes, director of the Gardner Agricultural Policy Program, director of the Bock Agricultural Law and Policy Program, and clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois; and past administrator of the Farm Service Agency.
• Patrick Westhof, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, Howard Cowden Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri; and past economist to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
This program, including supper, is provided free, compliments of our sponsor Joe Young, of Young Crop Insurance Agency, and hosted by OSU Extension in Fairfield County.
Please make a reservation by calling OSU Extension in Fairfield County at 740-652-7260. Don't miss this opportunity to learn first hand about changes in the new farm bill and the financial implications that will result, especially those surrounding the new choice that must be made between PLC and ARC.
With spring quickly approaching and program sign-up dates not yet known, it's important to know about the new farm bill and what steps can be taken to maximize profits going forward.