Specialty Crops: 2008 Farm Bill Issues

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This report discusses the provisions for specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops) in the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act). Specialty crops are not eligible for direct support under USDA's farm commodity price and income support programs. Federal policies on trade, conservation, credit, marketing programs, domestic food assistance, and research also all affect the specialty crop sector.

Creator(s): Rawson, Jean M.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 19, 2008
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Rawson, Jean M.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 19, 2008
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This report discusses the provisions for specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops) in the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act). Specialty crops are not eligible for direct support under USDA's farm commodity price and income support programs. Federal policies on trade, conservation, credit, marketing programs, domestic food assistance, and research also all affect the specialty crop sector.

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For grater detail on provisions involving nutrition assistance programs, see CRS Report RL33829, Domestic Food Assistance: The 2007 Farm Bill and Other Legislation in the 110th Congress.

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13 pages.

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