March 1, 2019

Farm Bill Summit, OSU

June 27-28, 2019

Presentations by the nation’s top ag policy professionals on the 3 largest agricultural titles in the 2018 Farm Bill

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Program Overview

The 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, now awaits implementation by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agencies like the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Risk Management Agency and many others. The passage of the farm bill authorizes funding for many of the federal programs producers utilize throughout the growing season. This bill is considered to be mostly evolutionary not revolutionary, but there are still changes that will be important to producers and agribusinesses.

The Ohio State University, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture, the University of Kentucky and Farm Credit Mid-America jointly sponsored a Farm Bill Summit on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Versailles High School. WATCH THE RECORDED VIDEO (below) NOW! The program featured presentations by three of the nation’s top ag policy professionals: Keith Coble from Mississippi State; Jonathan Coppess from the University of Illinois; and Patrick Westhoff from the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.


The three keynote speakers presented on the three largest agricultural titles in terms of spending within the farm bill:

Crop Insurance (Title 11)

Keith Coble, Mississippi State Download presentation

Conservation (Title 2)

Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Download presentation

Crop Commodity Program Provisions (Title 1)

Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute Download presentation

Watch the Recorded Video

Recorded versions of each speaker’s presentation plus the Q&A panel discussion at the end of the night is posted on our YouTube channel for viewing at your own leisure.

Panel Q&A




Making Your 2024 Crop Insurance Decision

March 4, 2024

Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture’s ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert and Brad Lubben, policy specialist and extension associate professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, walk participants through key considerations for their 2024 insurance options.


PLC or ARC: Making Your 2024 Farm Bill Program Price Protection Decision

February 29, 2024

Brad Lubben, policy specialist and extension associate professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, joins Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier for a discussion on key 2024 farm program details. They highlight differences between the PLC and ARC programs for the 2024 crop year and how benefits from the two programs are likely to differ. After listening to the podcast you’ll be ready to make your 2024 farm program choice.


Farm Bill Directions & Decisions

January 10, 2024

Join host Brady Brewer as he recaps Dr. Brad Lubben’s presentation on the 2024 ag policy outlook at the 2024 Purdue Top Farmer Conference. Dr. Lubben, an extension ag policy specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, navigates the complexities of the current farm bill landscape.



We are taking a short break, but please plan to join us at one of our future programs that is a little farther in the future.