United States Farm Bills

 

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Farm Bill 2018


GENERAL RESOURCES

Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Farm Bill (American Farm Bureau Federation)

Ag & Food Law Blog

Congressional Research Service Reports

 

FARM BILL LEGISLATION

2014 Farm Bill – Agricultural Act of 2014
2008 Farm Bill – Food, Conservation, and Energy Act
2002 Farm Bill – Farm Security and Rural Investment Act
1996 Farm Bill – Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act
1990 Farm Bill – Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act
1985 Farm Bill – Food Security Act
1981 Farm Bill – Agriculture and Food Act
1977 Farm Bill – Food and Agriculture Aat
1973 Farm Bill – Agricultural and Consumer Protection Act
1970 Farm Bill – Agricultural Act of 1970
1965 Farm Bill – Food and Agricultural Act
1956 Farm Bill – Agriculture Act of 1956
1954 Farm Bill – Agricultural Act of 1954
1949 Farm Bill – Agricultural Act of 1949
1948 Farm Bill – Agricultural Act of 1948
1938 Farm Bill – Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938
1933 Farm Bill – Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933


ADDITIONAL HISTORICAL FARM LEGISLATION

Amendments to the National Wool Act
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
Food Security Improvements Act of 1986
Technical Corrections to Food Security Act of 1985 Amendments
Agricultural Programs Adjustment Act of 1984
Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment Act of 1983
Extra-Long Staple Cotton Act of 1983
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
Agricultural Act of 1964
Food and Agricultural Act of 1962
Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948
Steagall Amendment of 1941 (Steagall Commodity Credit Act)
Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936
Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1935 (Soil Erosion Act)

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

USDA Rural Development: Highlights of the Agriculture Act of 2014

Topic Area Highlights and Economic Implications (ERS)

Crop Commodity Programs (includes provisions from Titles I and XI)
Dairy & Livestock (includes provisions from Titles I and XII)
Conservation (includes provisions from Titles II and XI)
Nutrition (Title IV only)
Rural Development (Title VI only)
Research, Extension, and Related Matters (Title VII only)
Energy (Title IX only)
Crop Insurance (includes provisions from Titles XI and XII)
Specialty Crops (includes provisions from Titles III, IV, VII, and X)
Organic Agriculture (includes provisions from Titles II, VII, X, and XI)
Local and Regional Foods (includes provisions from Titles IV, V, VI, and X)
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (includes provisions from Titles II, V, VI, VII, XI)
Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers (includes provisions from Titles II, V, VI, VII, and XII

The 2014 Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79): Summary and Side-by-Side (CRS)

The 2014 Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014, P.L. 113-79 (CRS In Focus Summary)

The 2008 Farm Bill Side-By-Side Comparison (Economic Research Service – ERS)

The 2002 Farm Bill Provisions and Implications (ERS)

The 1996 Farm Bill Side-By-Side Comparison (ERS)

Farm and Commodity Policy: Recommended Readings (ERS)

Farm Bill Posts (Ag & Food Law Blog)

Congressional Research Service Report Subjects:

Farm Bills

Commodities and Programs

Resources – Conservation


FARM BILL LEGISLATION

The 2018 Farm Bill

House Passed Farm Bill (6/21/18)

Senate-Passed Farm Bill (6/28/18)

Farm Bill Conference Report (12/10/18)

Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of the Conference (12/10/18)

The 2014 Farm Bill: Agricultural Act of 2014

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PDF

The Farm Bill: Major Legislative Actions, 1965-2018 (Monke 2018)

Congressional Resources

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Farm Bill Resources

U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

USDA Resources

USDA Main Farm Bill Page

Farm Bill Highlights

2014 Farm Bill (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

NRCS Comparison of 2008 and 2014 Farm Bills

Agricultural Act of 2014: Highlights and Implications (Economic Research Service)

What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers? (FSA Factsheet)

Additional Resources

2014 Farm Bill Publications (FarmDoc Daily)

Commodity Program Options in the 2014 Farm Bill (University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture)

2013-14 Farm Bill Reading Room (Farm Foundation)

Summary of the 2014 Farm Bill Nutrition Title (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm & Food Programs (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition)

 

The 2008 Farm Bill: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (H.R. 6124)

Text

PDF

Legislative History

Research Articles

Animal Identification and the Next Farm Bill (O’Brien)

World Trade Organization and the Commodity Title of the Next Farm Bill: A Practitioner’s View (O’Brien)

Congressional Resources

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture

2008 Farm Bill

U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

USDA Resources

2008 Farm Bill Main Page

Farm Bill Analysis Papers

USDA Farm Bill Forums

Farm Bill-Related Research (ERS)

 

The 2002 Farm Bill: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

Glossary

Text

PDF

Legislative History

Resource Links

The 2002 Farm Bill: Provisions and Economic Implications (ERS, 2008)
Senate Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Page
Farm Economics(IA St. U.)
Center for Rural Affairs
Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board(U. MO)
Summary and Evolution of U. S. Farm Bill Conservation Titles(O’Brien)
Summary and Evolution of U. S. Farm Bill Commodity Titles(Willis & O’Brien)

 

The 1996 Farm Bill: The Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996

Glossary

Text

PDF

Legislative History

Resource Links

Agricultural Outlook Supplement (ERS)

The 1996 Farm Act Increases Market Orientation (ERS)

 

Earlier Farm Bills and Farm Legislation

The digitization of these earlier Farm Bills and historical farm legislation was performed by the National Agricultural Law Center under two cooperative agreements with the National Agricultural Library.  Due to the poor quality of many of the original texts from which these digitizations were made, it is recommended that Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 be used.  Click here for free download.

 

Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11

Glossary

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

Conference Report to Accompany Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 –

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14

 

Food Security Act of 1985

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Glossary

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

Conference Report to Accompany Food Security Act of 1985 –

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

 

Agriculture and Food Act of 1981

Part 1
Part 2

Glossary

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

Conference Report to Accompany Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 –

Part 1

Part 2
Part 3

 

Food and Agriculture Act of 1977

Part 1
Part 2

Glossary

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

Conference Report to Accompany Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 – Part 1

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

 

Agricultural and Consumer Protection Act of 1973

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

Conference Report to Accompany Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973

 

Agricultural Act of 1970

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1970

 

Food and Agricultural Act of 1965

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Food and Agricultural Act of 1965

 

Agricultural Act of 1956

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1956

Senate Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1956

Senate Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1956

 

Agricultural Act of 1954

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1954

Senate Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1954

 

Agricultural Act of 1949

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1949

 

Agricultural Act of 1948

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1948

House Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1948

 

Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938

Full Text

Glossary

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1938

 

Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933

Full Text
Glossary

Legislative History:
Conference Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1933
Senate Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1933
Senate Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1933
House Report to Accompany Agricultural Act of 1933

 

Additional Historical Farm Legislation

 

Amendments to the National Wool Act

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

 

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (selected provisions)

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History

Library of Congress – Thomas 

 

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (selected provisions)

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas 

 

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989(selected provisions)

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas 

 

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987(selected provisions)

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas 

 

Food Security Improvements Act of 1986

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

 

Technical Corrections to Food Security Act of 1985 Amendments

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

 

Agricultural Programs Adjustment Act of 1984

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

 

Dairy and Tobacco Adjustment Act of 1983

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

 

Extra-Long Staple Cotton Act of 1983

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas 

 

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 (selected provisions)

Glossary
Full Text
Legislative History:

Library of Congress – Thomas

 

Agricultural Act of 1964

Glossary
Full Text

 

Food and Agricultural Act of 1962

Glossary
Full Text
Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Food and Agricultural Act of 1962

 

Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of 1948

Glossary
Full Text
Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act

 

Steagall Amendment of 1941 (Steagall Commodity Credit Act) of 1941

Glossary
Full Text
Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Steagall Amendment of 1941

 

Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936

Glossary

Full Text

Legislative History:

Conference Report to Accompany Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936

 

Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1935

Glossary
Full Text
Legislative History:

Senate Report to Accompany Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act
House Report to Accompany Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act

 

Additional Farm Bill Resources

Mississippi State Extension

Agricultural Economics Blog

Texas A&M Agri Life Extension

Extension Agricultural Economics

House Committee on Agriculture

Farm Bill

Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Details Farm Bill Priorities 

Farm Bill Resources Background Papers on Various Farm Bill Topics

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

State Farm Bill Infographics

Side-by-sides:

Farm Bureau

House and Senate Side-By-Side Farm Bill Provisions (2018)

National Associations of State Departments of Agriculture

2007 Farm Bill: Comparison of the Senate Agriculture Committee-passed Bill with the House-passed Bill (H.R. 2419) and NASDA Recommendations

2018 Farm Bill

Association of Fish and Wildlife:

POLICY PRIORITIES FOR THE 2018 FARM BILL

Policy Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill (2)

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

The 2018 Farm Bill

University of Maryland Extension

2018 Farm Bill Guides

2014 Farm Bill

U.S. Forest Service

2014 Farm Bill

Kansas State University

Farm Bill 2014

LSU Ag Center

2014 Farm Bill

Association of Fish and Wildlife

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide

Natural Resources Conservation Service – USDA

2014 Farm Bill

University of Maryland Extension

2014 Farm Bill

University of Missouri Extension

2014 Farm Bill

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

2014 Farm Bill: Video

2008 Farm Bill

Natural Resources Conservation Service – USDA

2008 Farm Bill Archive

United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

2008 Farm Bill