United States Farm Bills

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QUICK LINKS:

2014 Proposed Farm Bill Language

Conference Report (Agricultural Act of 2014)

2012 Proposed Farm Bill Language

Senate Version (Agriculture Reform, Food, and  Jobs Act of 2012)

House Version (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013)


INDEX

RELEVANT RESOURCES

The 2008 Farm Bill Side-By-Side Comparison

The 2002 Farm Bill Side-By-Side Comparison

The 1996 Farm Bill Side-By-Side Comparison

Summary and Evolution of U.S. Farm Bills 1985-2002

Congressional Research Service Reports


FARM BILL LEGISLATION

2012 Farm Bill Proposals

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 Act

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)


RELEVANT RESOURCES

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

The 2002 Farm Bill Side-By-Side Comparison (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 2012 Farm Bill

Senate Version (Agriculture Reform, Food, and  Jobs Act of 2012)

House Version (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012)

Additional Resources

Assessment and Comparison of Farm Safety Net Proposals (American Farmland Trust)

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

2007 Farm Bill

Farm Bill Analysis Papers

USDA Farm Bill Forums

Farm Bill Resources: ERS Research and Analysis

 

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

Briefing Room: Farm Policy: The 2002 Farm Bill: Provisions and Economic Implications         (Economic Research Service – ERS)

Farm Economics (IA St. U.)

 

Center for Rural Affairs

Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board (U. MO)

Extension Agricultural and Applied Economics (U. GA)

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)

Overview of 1996 Farm Bill (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