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Topic: Farm Bill

The Farm Bill, which Congress is supposed to enact every five years, governs nearly every aspect of agriculture and food – from school lunch programs to SNAP benefits to commodity payments to credit programs. The Farm Bill then gets implemented through a series of regulations issued by USDA. Farmers need to know what is in the Farm Bill, how it will affect them, and what regulations govern their operations. FLAG can:

  • Inform farmers and farm groups about existing Farm Bill programs
  • Monitor USDA rules implementing Farm Bill programs
  • Analyze new Farm Bill programs to determine how family farmers will be affected by any changes.


Planting the Seeds for Public Health: How the Farm Bill Can Help Farmers to Produce and Distribute Healthy Foods (8/1/2010)

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