Farm Bill

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2014 Farm Bill

Here is a link to a good summary of the program by Tim Kelleher: Farm Bill Summary (pdf)

Grower Tools

Here is a link to a PLC and ARC payment calculator developed by Tim Kelleher for the California Rice Commission.

Kelleher Tool

Farm Bill Stories

Senate approves new Farm Bill

Senate approves new Farm Bill

By Tyson Redpath, the Russell Group

Last evening, the U.S. Senate approved a new Farm Bill by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority of 86-11. Both Senators Feinstein and Harris voted in favor of the legislation. The Senate and House must now negotiate a final bill mending policy difference in the Commodity and Conservation sections as well as deep partisan differences over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp program). READ MORE

Farm Bill clears hurdle today

Farm Bill clears hurdle today

By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group

In a nearly unanimous vote, today the Senate Agriculture Committee approved S. 3042, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.  With few fireworks, and relatively little amendment controversy, the Committee now looks to move the Farm Bill reauthorization to the full Senate before the 4th of July. READ MORE

New Farm Bill Prepared for Action in Congress

New Farm Bill Prepared for Action in Congress

By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group

The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to reauthorize national farm and food policy this week when it considers, H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The new farm bill, if approved by the House, the Senate and signed by President Trump, will replace the 2014 Farm Bill law which expires at year’s end. READ MORE