FARM Bill presentation to Realtors Land Institute -094


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I was asked to do a Farm Bill presentation to the Illinois Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute.  The audience was realtors and farm managers.  To book me to speak to your group, head over to my speaker page.

Bill Graff Farm Bill Bill Graff Farm Bill presentationI discuss what options I will take on my farms, unless FSA rules are much different then the legislation.  Speaking of which it does not really matter how we read the farm bill legislation.  It is how FSA, USDA lawyers, OMB and Justice Department lawyers interpret the rules.  FSA has the gold, so the golden rule applies, they write and enforce the rules.

There will be many “experts” out there doing all kinds of presentations, but until the FSA final rules come out we all are really just playing in the ballpark maybe just not on the diamond.

I talk about my experiences in implementing 2 farm bills and how this can all shake out.  Topics that I cover are the farm program choices, what I think I will do on my farm, and some of the pitfalls to be aware of.

I discuss crop insurance changes, conservation compliance, adjusted gross income.  One biggie is the need to secure landowner signatures to many of these documents.  Overall this farm bill should be very good for production agriculture.


  1. pastureroad said:

    We need people like this to fight for the farmers. “experts” love it.

    April 11, 2014
  2. BillGraff said:

    pastureroad Experts have not always appreciated my approach to things.

    April 13, 2014
  3. splined said:

    Just what smaller farmers do not need – more government schemes that grant larger farmers a greater competitive advantage in a highly competitive business.

    April 13, 2014

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