Farm producers and ranchers are facing many decisions regarding the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill.

To help with that decision-making, K-State Research and Extension held meetings throughout the state in January and February. Recordings of presentations offered at the meetings are now available online.

“More than 4,000 people attended the meetings, with many attending more than one to improve their understanding,” said Mykel Taylor, assistant professor of the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics. “Surveys at these meetings asked people to rate the value of the information presented on the programs details and the tool. An average of 89% of attendees rated the information as Valuable or Very Valuable on a four point scale (‘Not Valuable’, ‘Somewhat Valuable’, ‘Valuable’, or ‘Very Valuable’).”

Base Reallocation and Payment Yield deadline update

The Base Reallocation and Payment Yield update deadline that was originally February 27 is now extended to March 31.  The deadline to make the program election remains as March 31.

Final Webinar Update to be held Thursday, March 11

Art Barnaby, agricultural economics professor, and Taylor will offer an hour-long webinar on Thursday, March 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. CDT to update farmers and others on the decision between selecting the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) vs. Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC).

This update will highlight some of the new resources available and also the Marketing Year Average (MYA) price estimates after the January prices are released. This will be the final webinar before the sign-up deadline at the end of March.

Register at Programs and Conferences. Registration fee is $25. If you cannot attend the live webinar, a recording will be available for the same price. Register for the webinar and receive instructions of how to access recording, following the webinar. 
 

Video list from Wichita Farm Bill meeting

In addition, updated information including many tools and resources are available at AgManager.Info on the 2014 Farm Bill.

Additional information is available from Rich Llewelyn: rvl@ksu.edu or 785-532-1504