College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

2014 Farm Bill

The 2014 farm bill creates interesting issues for farmers.  This page will house materials to best help Maryland farmers better understand the decision they will need to make under the 2014 farm bill.

Farm Bill News and Updates

MPP sign up extended to Nov. 20th by FSA.

2014 Farm Bill Update Publications

Commodity Program Choices by Maryland Farmers under the 2014 Farm Bill by Howard Leathers and Paul Goeringer (July 2015).

Estimated Payments Under the 2014 County Agricultural Risk Coverage Program in Maryland by Howard Leathers and Paul Goeringer (July 2015).

Decision Tools

FSA Base Reallocation Tool

farmdoc Farm Bill Toolbox (provides access to the ARC-PLC tool and MPP tool)

AFPC Decision Aid (another ARC-PLC tool from Texas A&M and FAPRI)

Reference Prices for PLC

Commodity $/bu
Barley $4.95/bu
Corn $3.70/bu
Oats $2.40/bu
Soybeans $8.40/bu
Wheat $5.50/bu

Farm Bill Presentations

Representatives from AREC, MDA, and USDA-FSA partnered together to offer informational sessions over the commodity and dairy programs in the 2014 farm bill.  Below are the presentations from those farm bill workshops.

Winter 2014 and 2015 Presentations

The Agricultural Act of 2014George Turner, USDA-FSA (2014);

Using the APAS Decision ToolHoward Leathers (2014);

Using the MPP Dairy Dashboard, Howard Leathers (2014);

New Farm Bill Choices, Howard Leathers (2014);

Summer 2014 Workshop Presentations

2014 Farm Bill Trainings Bob Wevodau & George Turner, USDA-FSA (2014)

Supplemental Coverage Option Steve Connelly, Maryland Department of Agriculture (2014)

Decisions Under the 2014 Farm Bill Howard Leathers (2014)

Crop Insurance Implications and the 2014 Farm Bill Paul Goeringer (2014)

Producer Decision Making Tools Steve Connelly, Maryland Department of Agriculture (2014).

2014 Farm Bill Dairy Provisions Steve Connelly, Maryland Department of Agriculture (2014).

Overview of SCO, ARC-CO, and PLC, Howard Leathers (2014, presented to the Northumberland County Crop Insurance Agents).

Specific County Examples

Decisions Under the 2014 Farm Bill - Central MD Example, Howard Leathers (2014).

Decisions Under the 2014 Farm Bill - Northern MD Example, Howard Leathers (2014).

Decisions Under the 2014 Farm Bill - Southern MD Example, Howard Leathers (2014).

The Farm Bill workshops are sponsored by:

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