Farm Bills

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    Farmers step up production as crop prices rise to aid Europe in the war effort
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    Post WWI

    Crop Prices Plummet and farmers struggle
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    Congressional Help

    Congress Proposes help for farmers to regulate crop prices, but President Coolidge vetos all farm relief
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    Crop Prices are now 1/3 of what they were after the war.
  • Roosevelts New Deal

    Roosevelts New Deal
    President Roosevelts adds the First Farm Bill (Agriculture Adjustment Act) to the New Deal. Paying Farmers to limit production of crops in a launch to raise commodity prices.
  • Agriculture Adjustment Act 1933

    the AAA created the Processing Tax, which levied the processing fee for all commodities that were processed regardless of how they were processed or where they were going.
  • AAA 1938

    Rewrote the Original AAA of 1933, changed the funding from the Processors tax to federal funding. making it more constitutional.
  • AAA 1938

    AAA 1938
    Authorized the start of the Food Stamps program which feed 20 million Americans by allowing them the opportunity to get fresh food from the surplus that was happening costing $262 million over the 4 year. Then it ended due to not being needed anymore with thr new war effort.
  • Agricultural Act 1954

    Agricultural Act 1954
    Signed By President Eisenhower, also knows as the Agricultural Trade Development Assistant Act of 1954. Established the Food for Peace Program. Allowing Farmers to sell surplus commodities to fed the hungry and establish future markets overseas
  • Commodity Set Asides Program - Agricultural Act of 1954

    Forced the Commodity Credit Corporation to hold an amount of commodities to create greater stability in agriculture, to augment the marketing and disposal of agricultural products for other purposes. With max and minimums set by the Secretary of Agriculture. Of the 6 commodities kept; Wheat, Cotton, Cottonseed Oil, Butter, Nonfat Dry Milk Solids, and Cheese(Pounds). Only Wheat and Cotton had minimum reserves required and with small variation in the the min and max allowed.
  • Food and Agricultural Act of 1965

    Food and Agricultural Act of 1965
    First Multi-year farm legislation, enacted four year commodity prices for; Wheat, Feed Grains, and Cotton. Started the Cropland Adjustment Program which essential paid farmers not to grow crops.
  • Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 (1977 Farm BIll)

    Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 (1977 Farm BIll)
    Signed into law by Jimmy Carter. Increased Price and income supports and established a farmer-owned reserve for grain. Also established a two- tiered pricing program for peanuts. Gave growers an acreage allotment with a poundage quota.
  • Farm Bill 1977

    Farm Bill 1977
    Title XIV designated the National Agricultural Research , Extension, and Teaching Policy Act and made the USDA the federal agency for Agricultural research and established the Extension officed and teaching programs.
    Title XIII designated the Food Stamps Act permanently changes the original act by eliminating the purchase requirement and simplifying the requirements.