The 2002 Farm Bill: Comparison of Commodity Support Provisions with the House and Senate Proposals, and Prior Law Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title The 2002 Farm Bill: Comparison of Commodity Support Provisions with the House and Senate Proposals, and Prior Law

Creator

  • Author: Womach, Jasper
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Agriculture Policy Specialist; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2002-08-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A new farm bill, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (P.L. 107- 171), covering crop years 2002-2007, was signed into law May 13, 2002. The previous farm bill (now prior law) was the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-127), popularly called the FAIR Act. Commodity support authority in the FAIR Act (Title I, Agricultural Market Transition Act (AMTA)) was set to expire after crop year 2002. This report provides a side-by-side comparison of prior law (AMTA), with most commodity support provisions of Title I of the new law, and the House and Senate farm bills.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Farm produce
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agricultural law and legislation

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL31524
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL31524 2002-08-01
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs8625