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2002 Farm Bill Education Conference Proceedings

The 2002 Farm Bill Education Conference is the first response of a new initiative within the National Public Policy Education Committee to disseminate time-sensitive policy issues by holding flashpoint meetings and conferences. It was organized by Bradley D. Lubben of Kansas State University; James L. Novak of Auburn University; and Joe L. Outlaw of Texas A&M University. The conference was sponsored by Farm Foundation and took place only 7 days after the president signed the new farm bill.

Over 60 extension educators from across the United States received training on the various titles of the 2002 farm bill. Each participant received a notebook of presentation materials for note taking and a CD-ROM containing copies of each presentation for use in their own state programming.

These resources are available below in several electronic formats for public education and understanding. Please credit the presentation author, the National Public Policy Education Committee and Farm Foundation.

© 2002 Farm Foundation

(06/17/02) All materials are available.

 

 
 

Session I: Commodity Programs for Covered Commodities

Marketing Loans, Direct Payments, and Counter-cyclical Payments
Presented by Jim Novak, Auburn University
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 20:54),  News Release

Program Acreage Base and Yield Decisions
Presented by Brad Lubben, Kansas State University
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 24:50),  News Release

Payment Limitations
Presented by Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 11:11),  News Release

Session II: Other Commodity Programs

Dairy Program
Presented by Mark Stephenson, Cornell University  
PowerPoint
,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 28:00),  News Release

Peanut Program
Presented by Nathan Smith, University of Georgia
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 29:45),  News Release

Wool, Mohair, and Other Programs
Presented by David Anderson, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 9:55),  News Release

Session III: Other Farm Bill Programs and Decision-making Tools

Rural Development Programs
Presented by Tom Johnson, University of Missouri
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 21:47),  News Release

Risk Management and Other Programs
Presented by Jim Novak, Auburn University

 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio(length 16:32),  News Release

Session IV: Conservation Programs

Conservation Security Program
Presented by Mike Duffy, Iowa State University

 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 14:13),  News Release

Conservation Reserve Program and Grassland Reserve Program
Presented by James Johnson, Montana State University

 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 29:14),  News Release

Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Other Programs
Presented by Andy Seidl, Colorado State University

 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 23:30),  News Release

Session V: Trade Program and Policies and Economic Analysis

Trade Programs and Policies
Presented by Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 10:26),  News Release

Farm Income, Government Costs, and WTO Commitments
Presented by Gary Adams, Food and Agricultural Research Institute, University of Missouri
 PowerPoint,  Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Real Audio (length 40:09)

Decision Making Tools

 News Release

  • Iowa State University has posted an Excel spreadsheet to help corn, soybean, oats and wheat growers calculate various base acre and yield scenarios. The Web address is http://www.extension.iastate.edu/feci.

  • The University of Nebraska also has farm bill information and decision aids available at http://farmbill.unl.edu.

  • The Agriculture and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M is also developing a base and yield calculator. The website will not be available until more farm bill details are available from the USDA.

  • The University of Georgia's Department of Agricultural Economics has posted farm bill information and an Excel spreadsheet at http://www.ces.uga.edu/Agriculture/agecon/fbill/fbill.html.

  • Oklahoma State University is also developing Web-based tools to help producers in their decision-making, although the site is not yet available.

  • Kansas State University is developing an Excel spreadsheet tool to analyze a producer's base acreage and payment yield decision. The tool will be available in the coming weeks from the Department of Agricultural Economics webpage at http://www.agecon.ksu.edu.

File Help

The conference presentations are available in their original PowerPoint (.ppt), and were converted to Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and web (.html) formats. Audio files of the presentations are also available in Real Audio (.ra) format. News releases on each presentation were developed by Kansas State University and are available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

  • Click here to download a PowerPoint viewer from Microsoft.
  • Click here to download an Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 from Adobe.
  • Click here to download a Real Audio player from Real

For More Information

Joe L. Outlaw
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Coordinator - Risk Management Education Program
Blocker Building, Room 403
2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124
Phone: (979) 845-3062
Fax: (979) 458-1810
E-mail: joutlaw@tamu.edu

James L. Novak
Extension Specialist and Professor
203 Comer Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: (334) 844-3512
E-Mail: novakjl@auburn.edu

Bradley D. Lubben
Extension Agricultural Economist
K-State Research and Extension
1515 College Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502-2796
Phone: (785) 532-2276
Fax: (785) 532-5887
E-mail: blubben@ksu.edu

 
 
 
       

 

 

 
   
 
 

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