2014 Farm Bill - Alabama

How the 2014 Farm Bill Affects Alabama

The Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill, became law in February 2014. It provides a safety net for America's farmers, ranchers and growers. It supports important agricultural research efforts and ensures access to safe and nutritious food for all Americans. The Act authorizes some new programs, continues others and repeals certain programs. Most of these programs are authorized and funded through 2018.

The Farm Bill is complex and can be challenging to understand. The Alabama Farm Bill Task Force was created to ensure that the state’s farmers and producers have easy access to important information. This website will act as a clearinghouse for Farm Bill information relevant to Alabama. The Alabama Farm Bill Task Force is comprised of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Farmers Federation and U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies including Farm Services Agency, National Agriculture Statistics Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Risk Management Agency, Rural Development and the U.S. Forest Service.

Important Program Deadlines

  • Sept. 29, 2014 to Feb. 27, 2015 - Land owners make base reallocation/yield updates
  • Nov. 17, 2014 to March 31, 2015 - Producers make election between ARC/PLC
  • Mid-April through Summer 2015 - Producers sign contracts for 2014 and 2015 crop years
  • October 2015 - Payments for 2014 crop year, if needed

STAX Information for Cotton Producers

Decision Aids & Planning Tools


Highlights of the 2014 Farm Bill

Enrollment details for the 2014 Farm Bill