Farm Bill

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*Agricultural Act of 2014*

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is the product of the House-Senate Farm Bill Conference.  It is a five-year farm bill that reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and grows the economy.

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Statement of Managers

Bill Summary

CBO Score

*Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013*

H.R. 2642

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, on July 11, 2013, by a vote of 216-208.  H.R. 2642 includes 11 of the 12 titles of H.R. 1947 as amended on the House floor on June 19 & 20, 2013.

H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

H.R. 2642 Summary

CBO Score

Press Release:

Lucas: House Passage of Farm Bill is a Huge Step Forward

Lucas Statement on House Passage of Nutrition Reform Bill

H.R. 1947

The House Committee on Agriculture advanced H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) of 2013, on May 15, 2013 by a vote of 36-10. For more information on the final passage and amendments click here.

H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

2013 FARRM Summary

Section by Section

CBO Score

Press Releases:

Lucas Statement on the Farm Bill Vote in the House

House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill With Significant Savings & Reforms

Lucas & Peterson Release House Farm Bill That Saves Nearly $40 Billion

 

*Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012*

The House Committee on Agriculture advanced H.R. 6083, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM), on July 12, 2012 by a vote of 35-11. For more information on the final passage and amendments click here.

FARRM Summary

H.R. 6083, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act

Section by Section

CBO Score

CBO Report

AFPC Study

Press Releases:
Lucas and Peterson Release House Farm Bill

House Ag Committee Advances Farm Bill

 

*Washington, D.C. Farm Bill Hearings*

The six Subcommittees held hearings throughout April and May to hear from national agricultural stakeholders advocating for policy priorities.

Rural Development Programs - April 25, 2012

Conservation Programs - April 26, 2012

Dairy Programs - April 26, 2012

Specialty Crop and Nutrition Programs - May 8, 2012

Credit Programs - May 10, 2012

Commodity Programs and Crop Insurance - May 16 & 17, 2012

Energy and Forestry Programs - May 18, 2012

Press Releases:
Ag Committee Moves Forward with Farm Bill Process And Announces DC Hearings

Subcommittee Completes DC Farm Bill Hearing Series with Focus on Energy & Forestry Programs

  

*Farm Bill Field Hearings*

Chairman Frank Lucas announced a series of field hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill to take place throughout March and April. The hearings will give Committee Members the opportunity to hear firsthand how U.S. farm policy is working for farmers and ranchers in advance of writing legislation. To view the transcript of the field hearings click here.

New York - March 9, 2012

Illinois - March 23, 2012

Arkansas - March 30, 2012

Kansas - April 20, 2012

*Farm Bill Facts*

What is the Farm Bill?

Farm Bill Priorities

Summary: Farm Bill Audits

*Farm Bill Audits*

Chairman Lucas began the Farm Bill process when the Committee held 11 audit hearings on agriculture programs to look for ways to improve programs for farmers, increase efficiency, and reduce spending.

Summary: Farm Bill Audits

Press Releases:
Chairman Lucas Kicks off the Audit Process

Lucas: Audit Hearings Prep Lawmakers for Future Farm Policy Decisions

Farm Bill Audit Hearing pages:

Crop Insurance

Specialty Crops

Conservation

Foreign Agriculture and Food Aid

Farm Loans

Energy and Forestry

Title IV Nutrition Programs

Title I and the SURE Program

Research Programs

Dairy Programs

Rural Development 

 

*2008 Farm Bill*

2008 Farm Bill Archives: Information on H.R. 2419: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

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