The 2018 Farm Bill provides support, certainty, and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation.
The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, builds upon many of the crucial programs that serve America’s agricultural producers. USDA is implementing this new bill, which includes seeking public input on programs and provisions and designing guidelines. In the meantime, programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill are available to serve producers now.
The 2018 Farm Bill continued funding for USDA’s major programs that serve you. The new legislation did prescribe changes to some of these programs:
- What’s New with Farm Service Agency Programs (PDF, 111KB)
- What’s New and What Has Changed with Farm Service Agency Programs (PDF, 366KB)
- What’s New with Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs (PDF, 209KB)
- What’s New with Risk Management Agency Programs (PDF, 116KB)
USDA is hosting listening sessions to gather feedback from producers on how to best implement the 2018 Farm Bill as well as seeking public comments through notices on the Federal Register.
USDA is also seeking public comments through notices on the Federal Register. To comment, visit www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID USDA–2019–0001.
Notices on Federal Register
- Review of Natural Resources Conservation Service National Conservation Practice Standards. Comments due April 25, 2019.
In early 2019, USDA hosted 10 listening sessions to provide an opportunity for producers and USDA stakeholders to share their thoughts about how USDA can streamline and improve program delivery and customer service.
As part of these sessions, USDA hosted a session on February 26, collecting comments on programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Risk Management Agency. Watch a video below or on YouTube.
USDA staff is working to evaluate your feedback and implement the 2018 Farm Bill. Read our latest news:
- March 13, 2019: USDA Outlines Eligibility for 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option Regarding Elections for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage
- March 11, 2019: USDA Seeks Public Comments on Conservation Practice Standards
- February 12, 2019: USDA To Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Sessions