Farm Bill

Farm Bill

The 2014 Farm Bill will affect Michigan farms in many ways. Michigan State University Extension provides farmers with information to navigate Farm Bill programs by working with other sources around the country to provide farmers with the latest information as it becomes available. As new information becomes available MSU Extension will inform and update farmers through this site, email newsletters and informational events hosted throughout the state of Michigan. For additional farm management information visit the MSU Extension Farm Information Resource Management page. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Dec. 5, 2014: Final day to sign-up for the Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) for the 2014 and 2015 years. This has been extended from the original date of Nov. 28th.
  • Nov. 15, 2014: The acreage reporting deadline for fall seeded small grains and perennial forage acreage (newly seeded and existing acreage.
  • Sept. 29, 2014 to Feb. 27, 2015: Land owners may visit their local Farm Service Agency office to update yield history and/or reallocate base acres.
  • Nov. 17, 2014 to March 31, 2015: Producers make a one-time election of either ARC or PLC for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
  • Mid-April 2015 through summer 2015: Producers sign contracts for 2014 and 2015 crop years.
  • October 2015: Payments for 2014 crop year, if needed.

Farm Bill program information is updated and changed frequently. As a result, MSU Extension encourages farmers to check this site often to make sure they have the most up-to-date information available for their current farm situation. Updates and new information will be reflected in email newsletters that farmers can sign up for through MSU Extension. 

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