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Many of us are paying attention to the debate over the new Farm Bill and looking at changes to existing programs and potential new programs. One issue which may come up after passing a new Farm Bill is how quickly USDA must implement program changes or new programs. In Ausmus v. Perdue, a group of Colorado wheat farmers recently won their case after selecting a new crop insurance product before USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) had implemented the product for wheat. The court ruled that although it might conflict with other duties under federal law, RMA had to allow producers to use the program after the effective date of the 2014 Farm Bill, and not when RMA implemented the regulations.Read More