The 2014 Farm Bill contains significant changes to the farm safety net that include new options for producers. It will be important that growers educate themselves on all the facts in order to make informed risk management decisions that best suit their operations.
As an initial look at these new provisions, the Ag and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Southwest Council for Agribusiness have teamed up to put together an informational session to give those involved in the agricultural industry insight to some of the changes that are headed their way in the new Farm Bill. The Farm Bill session will be held Monday, April 7, at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds (1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. in Robstown). The program will include:
8-9 a.m.: Coffee, doughnuts and breakfast tacos
9-9:15 a.m.: Welcome and special introductions – Matt Huie, South Texas Cotton and Grain Association
9:15-10:15 a.m.: Understanding the Farm Safety Net – Dr. Joe Outlaw, Agricultural and Food Policy Center
10:15-11:15 a.m.: Question and answer session with Dr. Outlaw and Regional Commodity Representatives
11:15-noon: Perspectives on the 2014 Farm Bill – Tom Sell, Combest, Sell and Associates
If you have questions or need more information, contact Matt Bochat, County Extension Agent, Bee County at 361-621-1550 extension 8158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.