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The 2002 Farm Bill: Provisions and Economic Implications

by Edwin Young

Administrative Publication No. (AP-022) 117 pp, January 2008

The Farm Security Act of 2002, which governs Federal farm programs for 2002-07, was signed into law on May 13, 2002. This publication presents an overview of the Act and a side-by-side comparison of 1996-2001 farm legislation and the 2002 Act. For selected programs, information is provided to additional analyses of key changes, program overview, and economic implications.

Keywords: Farm act, farm bill, agricultural policy, commodity programs, farm income, risk management, conservation programs, environment, trade policy, agricultural trade, nutrition programs, food assistance, rural development, agricultural research

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Last updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014

For more information contact: Edwin Young