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Background and Issues

Sector Analyses

Program Analyses

Trade Issues and Agreements

Program Provisions and Farm Policy History

For links to additional publications, see the Farm and Commodity Policy Analysis  PDF icon (16x16) chapter in the 1996-2007 version of this briefing room (page 80 of PDF).

Background and Issues

Framing the Issues

Understanding the Sector

Sector Analyses

Aggregate Program Analyses

Program Effects on Acreage and Price Response

Program Analyses

Commodity Loan Programs

Crop Yield and Revenue Insurance

Tax Policy



Specialty Crops



Trade Issues and Agreements

Program Provisions and Farm Policy History

Historical Overviews

2008 Farm Act

2002 Farm Act

1996 Farm Act

1990 Farm Act

1985 Farm Act

1981 Farm Act

1977 Farm Act


U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Farm legislation and legislative proposals.

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Farm legislation and legislative proposals.

University of Arkansas, National Agricultural Law Center.

  • Farm Bills. Full text and resources for all U.S. farm bills from 1933 to the present.

Last updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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