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Farm Commodity Provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79)

Description: This report describes the farm commodity programs in Title I of the 2014 farm bill for "covered commodities" such as wheat, corn, soybeans, rice, and peanuts. Producer support is provided for the 2014-2018 crop years primarily through either statutory ("reference") prices or historical revenue guarantees based on the five most recent years of crop prices and yields.
Date: March 28, 2014
Creator: Shields, Dennis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The U.S. Trade Situation for Fruit and Vegetable Products

Description: This report presents recent trends in U.S. fruit and vegetable trade, and highlights some of the factors contributing to these trends. This summary excludes trade data for tree nuts and processed tree nut products. Although not presented here, U.S. exports and imports of tree nuts and processed tree nut products (excluding peanuts) have shown continued increases, with a growing trade surplus of $1.8 billion in 2006.
Date: April 30, 2008
Creator: Johnson, Renée
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Agriculture: Previewing the 2002 Farm Bill

Description: This report discusses what a farm bill is and the process of renewing one every year. This report specifically covers the farm bill for 2002 and the issues that come with it. Moreover, the report highlights the importance of exports within the U.S. agricultural economy and how this is a key interest in the renewal of farm bills.
Date: April 9, 2001
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.; Chite, Ralph M.; Jones, Jean Y.; Rawson, Jean M.; Womach, Jasper; Zinn, Jeffrey A. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Specialty Crops: 2007 Farm Bill Issues

Description: The report discusses the farm bill policies governing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs on marketing, which include crop insurance and disaster assistance, protection against pests and diseases, export promotion, and domestic food assistance.
Date: February 1, 2008
Creator: Rawson, Jean M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Description: This report provides an overview of Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity. Industrial hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same species of Marijuana. However, hemp is genetically different and distinguished by its use and chemical makeup.
Date: January 19, 2012
Creator: Johnson, Renée
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Description: This report provides an overview of Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity. Industrial hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same species of Marijuana. However, hemp is genetically different and distinguished by its use and chemical makeup.
Date: June 25, 2013
Creator: Johnson, Renée
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Valley II]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: October 21, 1988, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 52 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Valley]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: October 21, 1988, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 47 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Sugar-beet culture in the humid area of the United States.

Description: A guide to growing sugar-beets in regions where crops are reliant on rainfall rather than irrigation. Discusses soil requirements, climatic adaptation, fertilizers, machinery and labor requirements, and control of diseases or insect pests.
Date: 1940
Creator: Lill, J. G. (Joe Grigsby), 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Previewing the Next Farm Bill

Description: Congress periodically establishes agricultural and food policy in an omnibus farm bill. The 112th Congress faces reauthorization of the current five-year farm bill because many of its provisions expire in 2012. The 2008 farm bill contained 15 titles covering farm commodity support, horticulture, livestock, conservation, nutrition assistance, international food aid, trade, agricultural research, farm credit, rural development, bioenergy, and forestry, among others. Leaders of the House and Sena… more
Date: February 15, 2012
Creator: Chite, Ralph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

Description: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) of 1930 was enacted in 1930 to promote fair trading practices in the fruit and vegetable industry. Sellers must ship the quantity and quality of produce specified in their contracts, and buyers must accept shipments that meet contract specifications. PACA protections benefit not only growers who are generally sellers , but also a range of parties who are both buyers and sellers, including truckers, packers, processors,
Date: October 26, 1999
Creator: Branaman, Brenda
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Description: Falling agricultural exports and declining commodity prices led farm groups and agribusiness firms to urge the 106th Congress to pass legislation exempting foods and agricultural commodities from U.S. economic sanctions against certain countries. In completing action on the FY2001 agriculture appropriations bill, Congress codified the lifting of unilateral sanctions on commercial sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical products to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Sudan, and … more
Date: March 30, 2001
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Berry Bliss: A Taste of Nature's Bounty at the Market]

Description: Indulge in a delightful experience at the market, where a colorful array of berries entices visitors with their sweet and tangy flavors. Discover a variety of succulent berries on display, offering free samples for all to savor. Whether it's the juiciness of strawberries, the vibrancy of blueberries, or the richness of raspberries, there's a berry for every palate. Take home a taste of nature's finest as you explore and select your favorite berries to bring a burst of freshness to your day.
Date: November 20, 2006
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Berry Extravaganza: A Symphony of Sweetness at the Market]

Description: Step into a world of berry delight at the market, where an opulent display of nature's jewels awaits. Sample the delectable symphony of flavors as you embark on a berry-tasting journey. From luscious strawberries to succulent blueberries and enchanting raspberries, the market offers a sensory experience like no other. Indulge in the delightful free samples and savor the essence of each berry's unique sweetness. Take home a bounty of nature's finest, ensuring your taste buds are forever captivat… more
Date: November 20, 2006
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bounty of the Land: Exploring the Farmer's Market in a Rustic Setting]

Description: Delight in the abundance of fresh and locally grown produce at the farmer's market nestled under a charming wooden shed. From luscious fruits and crisp vegetables to homemade pickles and an array of nuts, the shelves and tables overflow with nature's finest offerings. Witness the essence of community as a woman selects her favorite walnuts, savoring the authentic farm-to-table experience in this picturesque setting.
Date: November 20, 2006
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Tomato Paradise: A Flavorful Feast for the Senses]

Description: Dive into a tomato lover's dream at the market, where a medley of succulent tomatoes awaits. Savor the vibrant colors and rich aromas as you sample these delightful gems. From juicy heirlooms to sweet cherry tomatoes and tangy vine-ripened varieties, the market offers a delightful array of tomato flavors. Indulge in the free samples and discover the nuances of each tomato's taste, leaving you eager to bring home the freshest picks to elevate your culinary creations. Delight in the essence of th… more
Date: November 20, 2006
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Winnsboro Farmer's Market: A Lively Haven of Fresh Produce and Handcrafted Treasures]

Description: The Winnsboro Farmer's Market is a vibrant and bustling gathering place in Winnsboro, Texas. With an array of colorful stalls, it offers a delightful variety of fresh produce, locally-made products, and handcrafted treasures. Visitors can enjoy the lively atmosphere, discover unique items, and support local farmers and artisans. Whether you're looking for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables or one-of-a-kind crafts, the Winnsboro Farmer's Market is a must-visit destination for both locals and touri… more
Date: January 2013
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Winnsboro Farmer's Market: A Bountiful Haven of Freshness]

Description: Capture the essence of vibrant local produce and artisanal products at the Winnsboro Farmer's Market in Texas. This charming photograph showcases the abundance of colorful fruits, vegetables, and handcrafted goods, reflecting the community's dedication to supporting local growers and creators. Step into a world of freshness and community spirit at the Winnsboro Farmer's Market.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Winnsboro Farmer's Market: A Lively Showcase of Local Bounty]

Description: The Winnsboro Farmer's Market is a vibrant and bustling gathering of local vendors and artisans, showcasing an abundance of fresh produce, handmade crafts, and artisanal goods. Visitors can explore the colorful stalls, interact with the friendly vendors, and immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere. From seasonal fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, baked goods, and unique handcrafted items, the market offers a delightful shopping experience for both locals and visitors alike.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Description: In approving the FY2001 agriculture appropriations act, Congress codified the lifting of unilateral sanctions on commercial sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical products to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Sudan, and extended this policy to Cuba (as enacted in by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, or TSRA). Congressional opponents of TSRA's prohibitions on private U.S. financing of agricultural sales, public financing of eligible exports, and t… more
Date: June 29, 2006
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Farm Commodity Programs: A Short Primer

Description: This report briefly discusses programs designed to provide income support, price support, and/or supply management for approximately 20 specified agricultural commodities. USDA farm support programs represent the heart of U.S. farm policy, by virtue of their longevity – they have existed since the early 1930s – and their cost.
Date: September 14, 2001
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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