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.
- 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.
October 10, 2014 | Dennis Stein | 2014 Farm Bill safety net programs have several compliance dates now being announced by the USDA FSA that farm landowners and tenant operators need to know.
September 19, 2014 | David Schweikhardt | There are many new provisions in the 2014 farm bill that landlords should be familiar with.
September 15, 2014 | David Schweikhardt | The 2014 farm bill contains new farm programs that will require complex decisions by farmers. There are actions that should be taken now to prepare for the decisions that must be made during the coming months.
August 1, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | The 2014 Farm Bill provides retroactive buy-up coverage to Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program producers of eligible non-insurable fruit crops that qualify due to a natural disaster, such as the 2012 freeze.
March 14, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farmers scramble to learn more about the new Agriculture Act of 2014 or “Farm Bill” before planting season starts.
February 28, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs.
February 23, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. MSU Extension programs target dairy farmers who want to implement energy conservation practices to reduce energy costs.
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