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Posted on: December 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2018 Farm Bill Commodity Provisions

farm bill flyer

Making the Most of the 2018 Farm Bill Commodity Provisions

Farm Bill Flyer (pdf)

Michigan State University Extension is partnering with local USDA Farm Service Agencies (FSA) to provide Farm Bill educational sessions across Michigan.  The 2018 Farm Bill provides a one-time opportunity for producers to update their yields based off 2013 through 2017 production and records, and producers should begin that process now.

At these meetings producers will: 

  • Hear highlights of the 2018 Farm Bill and assessments of today’s market compared to five years ago. 
  • Learn about the process of updating their yields with FSA. 
  • Work through case examples using the MSU Extension 2018 Farm Bill Calculator to help make better decisions on ARC versus PLC (Each crop and FSA farm number may result in a different choice.). 
  • Discuss specific program details with local FSA staff. 

Dates & Locations 

Meetings will be about 2 hours in length and times may vary depending on the location of the meeting. Additional dates will be added throughout the winter prior to FSA Deadlines. 


Friday, December 6, 2019        5:30 –7:30 pm
Branch Area Career Center, 366 Morse St, Coldwater, MI 49036 

Monday, December 16, 2019        5:30 – 7:30 pm
Lenawee VoTech Center, 1372 N Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221

Tuesday, December 17, 2019    9:00 – 11:00 am
4-H Activity Center, Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI 48161

Wednesday, December 18, 2019         4:30 – 6:30 pm
4-H Activity Center, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan  48103

Friday, December 20, 2019     10 am—12 pm
Livingston Educational Services Center, 1425 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843 


Tuesday, January 7, 2020        9-11 am
Alaiedon Township Hall, 2021 W. Holt Rd., Mason, MI 48854

Friday, January 10, 2020        9-11 am
MSU Extension Eaton County, 551 Courthouse Drive #1 Charlotte, MI 48813 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020      9:00 -11:00 am
Hillsdale ISD Hayes Admin. Bldg., 310 W Bacon St, Hillsdale, MI 49242

Tuesday, January 14, 2020      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jackson Area Career Center, 6800 Browns Lake Rd., Jackson, MI 49201

Please check the registration site for the latest class listing and specific addresses for each meeting. 

Cost:   There is no cost to attend.

Register at: 

Pre-registration is requested but not required.

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