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Aug. 19, Sept. 16 Farm Bill Briefing meetings

Published Aug. 5, 2014 | Discuss this article on Facebook

Ohio Farm Bureau is partnering with Farm Credit Mid-America, OSU Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency to conduct a farm bill briefing Aug. 19 at Wilmington College and again Sept. 16 at Farm Science Review.

The meetings will focus on how the changes in the 2014 Farm Bill will impact farmers and their operations. Topics covered include an overview of programs and changes, deadlines and requirements and an introduction to what tools are available in the marketplace.

Two distinguished farm policy experts will provide information about the 2014 Farm Bill crop commodity programs. Jon Coppess is a clinical assistant professor of law and policy in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. He recently served as chief counsel of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and was influential in the results of the 2014 Farm Bill. Dr. Carl Zulauf is a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University.He specializes in agricultural policy and is well known for offering his policy expertise at various state and national agriculture outlook meetings. Adam Sharp, vice president of public policy, Ohio Farm Bureau, will moderate the meetings.

Meeting Details:

Tuesday, Aug. 19 7 p.m.

Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington College 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177

Tuesday, Sept. 16 2 p.m.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center, Vice Presidentís Tent 135 State Route 38 NE, London, OH 43140

The meetings are open to the public, but an RSVP is requested by Aug. 8. To register for either meeting, visit http://go.osu.edu/summer2014farmbill

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