farm bill

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. NAP now offers coverage from the 50-percent level to...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill...

Northern Farm Bill Workshop

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 -
9:30am to 3:00pm
Baltimore County UME Office
To register for the event please click here: Farm Bill Workhop II USDA – Farm Service Agency University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland Extension (UME), Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), and USDA – Risk Management Agency would...

What Do Landlords Need to Know about the Farm Bill?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg
Let’s talk about what decisions landlords need to consider making with the tenant, making on his/her own, or just signing a power of attorney and letting the tenant handle. Landlords will need to think about reallocating base acres, updating payment yields, and electing whether each covered...

11th Annual Small Farm Conference

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
Richard A. Henson Center
Come and learn about: soil health, 43,560 Project, aquaculture systems, direct marketing opportunities, growing frresh market potatoes, appropriately scaled farm equipment, and much more! There will be seminars for new and beginning farmers, youth programs, youth activities and exhibitors. Partners...

Western Maryland Farm Bill Workshop

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Garrett County UME Office
On August 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers in the Garrett and Allegahny counties area will have an opportunity to get a grasp on the new farm bill programs. The workshop is sponsored by University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland...


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