Farm Bill

2018 Farm Bill Implementation

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Communication Within the Farm Community

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or Farm Bill, will be relatively easy for USDA to implement since it carries over many programs established under the Agricultural Act of 2014.  ASA will continue to work with other major farm organizations that share its focus on Title 1 programs, conservation, trade, agricultural research, conservation and energy issues to ensure the farm community is communicating similar messages to the Department. These include, but are not limited to, the National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Barley Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, and National Farmers Union.

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Providing Regular Updates

As part of its efforts to support implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill, ASA will provide regular updates to its state affiliates, including how to access websites updated by land grant universities to explain program choices under ARC-CO, ARC-IC, and PLC.  Sign-up for 2019 and 2020 on a farm-by-farm and crop-by-crop basis (for ARC-CO and PLC) will be held in the spring. ASA will also provide opportunities for states to have input on other farm bill programs as they are implemented by USDA.