The Ohio Farmers Union, with partners POET Biorefining, First Federal Bank and Superior Energy Solutions will present a public forum on the choices faced by farmers due to new agricultural commodity programs under the 2014 Farm Bill.
While USDA has not opened up new programs for enrollment, OFU is bringing together a panel of experts who can speak to the changes being made as farmers move away from the direct payment system and into either the Price Loss Coverage program or the Agricultural Risk Coverage program. See our news release below for more information.
The forum will be held July 25, 1 p.m. at Bowling Green State University, Bowen-Thompson Student Union in the Grand Ball Room. Moderated by OFU President Joe Logan, there will be a panel presentation and time for questions and answers from those attending. The event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is requested to help in planning. You may pre-register with an email or telephone call to Linda Borton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-321-3671.
- Joe Shultz, Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
- Jonathan McCracken, Legislative Agriculture Assistant, Office of Sen. Sherrod Brown
- Carl Zulauf, Professor, OSU Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
- Terry Cosby, State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Tony Logan, State Director, USDA Rural Development
- Steve Maurer, State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency