What is the (Food and) Farm Bill and Why Does It Matter?

From the American Farm Bureau Federation

Going back almost 100 years, the history of the farm bill largely tracks the history of food production in the United States as the legislation evolves to meet the needs of its modern-day constituents – farmers and consumers. Agriculture’s role in providing food security, and in turn national security, to the United States is more important than ever. And now, work on the next farm bill has started during a period of volatility on every front – political, economic and beyond. So why is this food and farm bill so impactful and influential?

A background and brief history of the farm bill is provided here, as well as a title-by-title description, including the programs encompassed in each title. This article is the first of a series of Market Intel articles that will dive deeper into farm bill programs. Read the rest of the article here.

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