The U.S. farm bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government. The multi-year, comprehensive omnibus bill contains federal commodity and farm support policies, as well as other farm-related provisions. It usually amends some and suspends provisions of permanent law, reauthorizes, amends, or repeals provisions of preceding temporary agricultural acts, and puts forth new policy provisions for a limited time into the future.
H.R. 2419, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
H.R. 2419, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. farm bill, is a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that is a continuation of the 2002 farm bill. It was passed into law by both chambers of Congress on June 18, 2008.
Nine bills between 1965 and 2002 are generally agreed to be farm bills; the 2008 farm bill, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, is the tenth.
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