UGA experts available to comment on the Farm Bill’s impact on Georgians

University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences economists help unravel the meaning of Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

February 6, 2014

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Athens, Ga. - The U.S. Congress passed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, better known as the Farm Bill, on Feb. 4. It is now scheduled to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.

The more than 1,000 page bill will affect Georgia's largest industry-agriculture-but it also will have an impact on thousands of Georgia families.

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences department of agricultural and applied economics has experts available to comment on the impacts the farm bill may have on Georgians.

For commodities and crop insurance information:

Nathan Smith
Associate professor and Extension economist, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
E-mail: nathans@uga.edu
Phone: 229-386-3512

Smith's research deals with the commodities markets for peanuts and other row crops, agribusiness and risk management.

Don Shurley
Professor and Extension economist, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
E-mail: donshur@uga.edu
Phone: 229-386-3512

Shurley's research deals with the commodities markets for cotton and other row crops, agricultural marketing and risk management.

For information about conservation programs and benefits:

Amanda Smith
Public service associate, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
E-mail: aziehl@uga.edu

Phone: 229-386-3512

Smith studies the economics of agricultural conservation programs and their impact on farm economics.

For information about SNAP benefits and nutrition assistance programs:

Jeff Dorfman
Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Economics
E-mail: jdorfman@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-0754

Dorfman studies dynamic economic systems, quantitative policy analysis, land use economics and economic forecasting models.

For more information about UGA Extension or the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, see caes.uga.edu or extension.uga.edu.

 

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