Best Benefit Ever: Making the Farm Bill Easy for Farmers
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation offers members one-on-one assistance with farm bill compliance.
What’s the benefit? Nebraska farmers and landowners parsing the 2014 farm bill now have dedicated expertise at their side to help them make sense of the new law. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF) is offering members one-on-one assistance on the bill, with the help of University of Nebraska-trained professionals, to steer them toward online tools to decide among the many new farm programs. “Changes in the 2014 Farm Bill have left farmers and landowners with lots to consider as they begin making farm bill program sign-up decisions over the next several months,” Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson said in a statement. “Landowners will consider base and yield reallocations and farmers will choose between three new farm programs.”
Why it works for members: Expert guidance ensures that farmers and landowners aren’t left in the dark as to whether they’re making the best choices in light of the farm bill’s changes. “We know there are a lot of questions out there about the new farm bill,” Nelson added. “Our objective is to give people the opportunity to have someone assist them in walking through the online farm bill tools developed by the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University so they can evaluate the differences between farm bill programs as it relates to their specific operation.” The service is available for a marginal $50 fee, and nonmembers can pay $100 to access assistance and become NFBF members.
Other benefits: NFBF members can keep business running smoothly with health, identity protection, and financial services, among many other benefits provided.