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.