Farm Bill Timeline

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  • Agricultural Adjustment act of 1933

    Agricultural Adjustment act of 1933
    The AAA of 1933 was part of Franklin Roosevelt's new deal. It was created to help increase market price of crops by paying farmers subsidies to not grow as many crops, which prevented over producing and did in fact have a positive impact on the market. This was the first farm bill in U.S. history.
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938

    Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 was an amended version of the AAA of 1933. The Supreme court found the AAA of 1933 to be unconstitutional. Title I of the act amended the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1936, and Title II authorized the secretary of agriculture to argue before the Commerce Commission regarding freight rates on agricultural commodities. The remaining three titles addressed loans and parity payments, cotton pool participation, and crop insurance.
  • Food Security Act

    Food Security Act
    The Food Security Act of 1985 contains provisions designed to discourage the conversion of wetlands into non-wetland areas. These provisions collectively, are commonly referred to as the “Swampbuster” provisions. The Food Security Act of 1985 allowed lower commodity prices and income supports. It also established a dairy herd buyout program. The Act made changes to a variety of other USDA programs. Pursuant to the Act, several enduring conservation programs were created.
  • Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018

    Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
    The 2018 Farm Act makes few major changes in agricultural and food policy. Crop insurance options and agricultural commodity programs will exist much as under the 2014 Farm Act. All major conservation programs are continued, although some are modified significantly. Programs are expanded for trade, research and extension, energy, specialty crops, organic agriculture, local and regional foods, and beginning/socially disadvantaged/veteran farmers and ranchers.