2014 Farm Bill
Here is a link to a good summary of the program by Tim Kelleher: Farm Bill Summary (pdf)
Here is a link to a PLC and ARC payment calculator developed by Tim Kelleher for the California Rice Commission.
By Tim Kelleher, Rice Lawyers, Inc.
On January 31, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced the marketing year average (“MYA”) price for temperate japonica rice (California short/medium grain rice). While all prior projections out of USDA estimated the price at $13.70/cwt, the 2016 MYA was set at $14.10/cwt. READ MORE
We know that farming communities get an early start to each day. Getting an early start to the next Farm Bill matches this spirit of early to rise. It also shows how moving an omnibus piece of legislation like a Farm Bill through Congress is increasingly harder. Leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees kick-started the legislative process in late February with hearings to receive input from growers across the country. READ MORE
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