A new five-year farm bill was signed in February 2014. There are several new options that will require decisions from producers. Growers should take the time to adequately educate themselves to make the best decision for their operation. Missouri Corn Growers Association has compiled the following information to assist with the process:
Dates to Know:
- Sept. 29, 2014 – Feb. 27, 2015: Land owners may visit their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to update yield history and/or reallocate base acres.
- Nov. 17, 2014 – March 31, 2015: Producers make a one-time election of either Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
- Mid-April 2015 through summer 2015: Producers sign contracts for 2014 and 2015 crop years.
- October 2015: Payments for 2014 crop year, if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions? The Kansas State Department of Ag Economics has developed a short pamphlet answering some of the most commonly asked questions related to the Title I programs under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Decision Making Tools
Find more online decisions aid tools that are meant to assist in analyzing which program best suits your operation on the US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency website. These decision aids are meant to be a tool to help make a decision and should not be solely relied on.
If you would like to discuss additional details, contact your local FSA office or contact Missouri Corn Director of Public Policy Shane Kinne at (800) 827-4181.
Farm Bill Education Seminars
The University of Missouri hosted a series of Farm Bill Educational Seminars across the state to help growers in the decision making process when choosing which Farm Bill program will best fit their operation. View the slideshow presentations from the seminars.