Farm Economic Relief: Issues and Options for Congress

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This report discusses issues regarding Agriculture funding and subsidies. In response to low prices, natural disasters, and other farm-related problems, Congress has, over 3 successive years, provided a total of about $23 billion in supplemental aid – in addition to funds already programmed through the 1996 farm bill (P.L. 104-127). The most recent aid was attached to a crop insurance reform bill signed into law on June 22, 2000 (P.L. 106-224). This Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000 includes $7.113 billion for additional farm income and related assistance, of which $5.5 billion is to be spent in FY2000.

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Womach, Jasper & Becker, Geoffrey S. August 22, 2000.

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This report discusses issues regarding Agriculture funding and subsidies. In response to low prices, natural disasters,
and other farm-related problems, Congress
has, over 3 successive years, provided a
total of about $23 billion in supplemental aid
– in addition to funds already programmed
through the 1996 farm bill (P.L. 104-127).
The most recent aid was attached to a crop
insurance reform bill signed into law on June
22, 2000 (P.L. 106-224). This Agriculture
Risk Protection Act of 2000 includes $7.113
billion for additional farm income and related
assistance, of which $5.5 billion is to be spent
in FY2000.

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Womach, Jasper & Becker, Geoffrey S. Farm Economic Relief: Issues and Options for Congress, report, August 22, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1056/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.