"The work of the Agriculture Committee, including reauthorizing the Farm Bill, affects every American; ensuring that our farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce an abundant and affordable food and fiber supply is as important to our country as national defense."
- Chairman Frank D. Lucas
*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.
*Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013*
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.
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.
*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.
Lucas and Peterson Release House 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.
*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.
*Farm Bill Facts*
*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.
Chairman Lucas Kicks off the Audit Process
Farm Bill Audit Hearing pages:
*2008 Farm Bill*
2008 Farm Bill Archives: Information on H.R. 2419: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008