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Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill

Description: This report discusses the crop insurance provisions (Title XV) in the 2008 farm bill. Title XV of the 2008 farm bill authorizes a new $3.8 billion trust fund to cover the cost of making agricultural disaster assistance available on an ongoing basis over the next four years through five new programs.
Date: June 20, 2008
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Policy Issues

Description: This report gives an overview of Dairy policy issues and the contents include Dairy forward pricing pilot program, Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) payments, Milk protein concentrate trade issues, and dairy price support program
Date: June 4, 2004
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Policy Issues

Description: This report gives an overview of dairy policy and issues. The contents include Milk Income Loss Contract(MILC ) payments, dairy price support program, federal milk marketing order issues, and milk protein concentrate trade issues.
Date: January 10, 2006
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Policy Issues

Description: Two federal programs that support the price and income received by dairy farmers are expiring in 2007 — the dairy price support program and the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. This report discusses the reauthorization of these and other farm commodity price and income support programs, which is being debated by the 110th Congress in the context of a pending omnibus 2007 farm bill.
Date: February 9, 2007
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Agricultural Issues in the 110th Congress

Description: This report considers the issues the 110th Congress was confronted with in relation to agriculture and the issues inherited from the 109th Congress. The report also includes details about the upcoming farm bill and the usual problems that are examined with the creation of a new farm bill.
Date: January 23, 2007
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 2012 Farm Bill: A Comparison of SenatePassed S. 3240 and the House Agriculture Committee’s H.R. 6083 with Current Law

Description: From Summary: "This report contains a more detailed summary of the major similarities and differences between the House and Senate 2012 farm bills and also provides a side-by-side comparison of every provision in the two farm bills and how these provisions relate to current federal law or policy."
Date: July 23, 2012
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Policy Issues

Description: This report provides information about the Dairy Policy Issues. Several dairy issues are considered by Congress, some of which effects the three major federal dairy policy tools. Federal milk marketing orders regulate the farm price of milk for roughly two-thirds of U.S Milk production.
Date: May 2, 2007
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Agricultural Disaster Assistance

Description: This report discusses several programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help farmers recover financially from natural disasters, including drought and floods. All the programs have permanent authorization, and only one requires a federal disaster designation (the emergency loan program). Most programs receive funding amounts that are "such sums as necessary" and are not subject to annual discretionary appropriations.
Date: May 9, 2007
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Agricultural Disaster Assistance

Description: This report discusses the ongoing major USDA disaster programs designed to help crop producers recover from the financial effects of natural disasters — federal crop insurance, noninsured assistance program (NAP) payments, and emergency disaster loans.
Date: July 3, 2008
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill

Description: This report discusses the crop insurance provisions (Title XV) in the 2008 farm bill. Title XV of the 2008 farm bill authorizes a new $3.8 billion trust fund to cover the cost of making agricultural disaster assistance available on an ongoing basis over the next four years through five new programs.
Date: June 20, 2008
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dairy Policy and the 2008 Farm Bill

Description: This report discusses the impact of the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-234, The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act) on the U.S. dairy industry. It includes an overview of provisions and issues that result from the bill and looks specifically at the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program, the dairy price support program, federal milk marketing orders, and dairy import assessment. There is also some analysis of the implications regarding World Trade Organization (WTO) limitations. An appendix provides a comparison of the 2008 provisions and those from previous legislation.
Date: June 13, 2008
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Emergency Funding for Agriculture: A Brief History of Supplemental Appropriations, FY1989-FY2006

Description: From FY1989 through FY2006, 33 appropriations, authorization, or farm disaster acts added approximately $55.4 billion in supplemental funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. The two most recent supplemental appropriations were provided in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf of Mexico and in preparation for a possible U.S. outbreak of avian influenza. Some FY1989, the vast majority of the total supplemental funding has been paid directly to farmers, primarily through two mechanisms: "market loss payments" and crop disaster payments. This report includes the total annual funding additions in the 33 acts providing economic and farm disaster assistance through USDA programs since FY1989.
Date: July 3, 2006
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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