Grow with Us.

2018 Farm Bill

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.

Farmers' Guide to 2018 USDA Farm Bill Programs

USDA offers a variety of risk management, disaster assistance, loan, and conservation programs to support your operation. This guide describes assistance for farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners available through the 2018 Farm Bill.

2018 Farm Bill Updates

We know you are interested in learning about FSA, NRCS, and RMA programs supported by the 2018 Farm Bill. Here are resources for key changes, feedback from USDA listening sessions, and the latest USDA Farm Bill news. 

 

Key Changes

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:

Feedback

Listening Sessions

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.

Latest News

USDA staff is working to evaluate your feedback and implement the 2018 Farm Bill. Read our latest news: