What Is a Farm Bill?

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A farmbill is a collection of new laws and amendmentsto longstanding lawsthat sets the overall direction of federal food and farm policy for a specified number of years. Farm bills typically contain not only commodity price and income support provisions, but also provisions on agricultural trade, rural development, domestic food assistance, foreign food aid, conservation, crop insurance, farm credit, forestry, and agricultural research. The many issues covered by farm bills make it possible to form a broad coalition ofsupport among common, and sometimes conflicting interestsfor policies and programs that individually might not be enacted.

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Jones, Jean Yavis; Hanrahan, Charles E. & Womach, Jasper May 5, 2001.

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A farmbill is a collection of new laws and amendmentsto longstanding lawsthat
sets the overall direction of federal food and farm policy for a specified number of
years. Farm bills typically contain not only commodity price and income support
provisions, but also provisions on agricultural trade, rural development, domestic food
assistance, foreign food aid, conservation, crop insurance, farm credit, forestry, and
agricultural research. The many issues covered by farm bills make it possible to form
a broad coalition ofsupport among common, and sometimes conflicting interestsfor
policies and programs that individually might not be enacted.

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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the public policy research arm of Congress. This legislative branch agency works exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and their staff. This collection includes CRS reports from the mid-1960's through 2018—covering a variety of topics from agriculture to foreign policy to welfare.

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  • May 5, 2001

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  • June 10, 2005, 6:19 p.m.

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Jones, Jean Yavis; Hanrahan, Charles E. & Womach, Jasper. What Is a Farm Bill?, report, May 5, 2001; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1383/: accessed May 19, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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