Farm bill finalized

Prall, Derek
January 2014
American City & County Exclusive Insight;
The article reports that the agreement on a five-year Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (farm) bill, that influences almost every aspect of U.S. food and fiber production, was finalized by leaders of the U.S. House and Senate on January 27, 2014. According to "The Washington Post," the bill cuts approximately 23 billion dollars in federal spending. The bill includes elimination of direct payments to farmers, and consolidation of many programs of Agriculture Department.


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