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Farm Bill - 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill, was signed by President Obama on Feb. 7, 2014. The Act continues programs with modifications, and authorizes several new programs administered by the Risk Management Agency (RMA).

This Farm Bill strengthens crop insurance by providing more risk management options for farmers and ranchers and by making crop insurance more affordable for beginning farmers. It continues the growth of the crop insurance program, and provides avenues to expand farm safety net options for organic producers and specialty crop producers. It provides for increased program integrity, guaranteeing that tax dollars are used effectively and efficiently as we expand the farm safety net.

There are many changes to the crop insurance program. The following links provide information on some of the major changes for the Federal crop insurance program.

2014 Farm Bill

Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion (YE)

Beginning Farmer Benefits

Biomass Sorghum and Sweet Sorghum Data Gathering Report

Conservation Compliance

Coverage Level by Practice and Enterprise Units for Irrigated and Nonirrigated Crop

Margin Protection for Corn, Rice, Soybeans and Wheat

Native Sod

Peanut Revenue Policy

Published Rebating Violations and Sanctions

Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO)

Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX)

Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Pilot Program

Contact Information

For more information, contact RMA Public Affairs.