Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


OSU's Amy Hagerman Sees Lots of Positives in the Updated Federal Farm Safety Net in the 2018 Farm Bill

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:10:10 CST

OSU's Amy Hagerman Sees Lots of Positives in the Updated Federal Farm Safety Net in the 2018 Farm Bill One down- two steps to go in wrapping up the process of turning the 2018 farm bill into the 2018 Farm Law. On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced the Farm Bill conference report passed the Senate on a strong bipartisan 87-13 vote.


“We are thrilled to report the U.S. Senate has acted to give certainty and predictability to rural America,” said Roberts and Stabenow. “The U.S. Senate has already delivered a historic vote for the Senate Farm Bill. Now, we are even happier to report a 87-13 vote on the conference report. This is the mark of a good bill. We urge our colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass this conference report quickly.”


Analysts like OSU Extension Ag and Food Policy Specialist Dr. Amy Hagerman are in the process of sorting out the details of how the new farm law will impact farmers and ranchers. Dr. Hagerman talked with Dave Deken of the SUNUP crew on Tuesday and says there are some really good things in the new legislation that will be helpful to Oklahoma farmers in enhancing the Federal Farm Safety Net.


One of the most useful parts of the measure is the opportunity to drop bad yield years that occured because of drought if a farmer is in a county that has had an extended time of drought. In addition, there will be an extra dose of flexibility in being able to go from ARC to PLC or vice versa. Hagerman adds that Congress listened to farmers and the groups that represent them as they heard "do no harm" to Crop Insurance and that is exactly what happened in the new bill- Crop Insurance has been left pretty much the same as it was in the 2014 Farm Law.


You can hear their full conversation by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.



   
   




Dave Deken talks 2018 Farm Bill with Amy Hagerman of OSU
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Monday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:04:37 CDT
  • Court Rules In Favor of Oklahoma Genetics in Intentional Infringement of the Plant Variety Protection Act  Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:20:11 CDT
  • The Day After Edition- Our Final Oklahoma Youth Expo Recap on Saturday March 23rd  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:17:38 CDT
  • Oklahoma Youth Expo 2019 Recap for March 23rd- the Day After Edition  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:58:14 CDT
  • Cierra Collins of Tillman County 4-H- Sells Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Champion Steer for $85,000  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:49:33 CDT
  • Madilyn Norvell of Amber Pocasset 4-H Sells Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Champion Barrow for $25,000  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:27:35 CDT
  • Lydia Straka of Yukon FFA Sells Grand Champion Lamb for $15,000  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:07:08 CDT
  • Addyson Schneberger of Carnegie 4-H Sells Grand Champion Goat for $15,000  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:15:25 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Herbs Herb Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.