Provisions of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996
by Frederick J. Nelson and Lyle P. Schertz
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-729) 164 pp, September 1996
This report provides an item-by-item description and explanation of the new Act, which will guide agricultural programs from 1996-2000. Signed into law in April, the act makes significant changes in long-standing U.S. agricultural policies. Major changes in U.S. commodity programs are included in the Act's Title I, known as the Agricultural Market Transition Act.
Keywords: commodity programs, farm legislation, direct payments, loan rates, marketing loans, production flexibility contracts, conservation, sodbuster, swampbuster, farm credit, agricultural trade, P.L. 480, export enhancement, food stamps, nutrition
In this publication...
- Frontmatter (Contents and Summary), 48 kb
- Introduction, 19 kb
- Title I: Agricultural Market Transition Act, 144 kb
- Title II: Agricultural Trade, 58 kb
- Title III: Conservation, 51 kb
- Title IV: Nutrition Assistance, 22 kb
- Title V: Agricultural Promotion, 35 kb
- Title VI: Credit , 44 kb
- Title VII: Rural Development, 37 kb
- Title VIII: Research, Extension, and Education, 59 kb
- Title IX: Miscellaneous, 33 kb
- Appendix I: "1996 FAIR Act Frames Farm Policy for 7 Years," Reprint from Agriculture Outlook, April 1996, 238 kb
- Appendix II: Glossary, 77 kb
- Appendix III: Major Agricultural and Trade Legislation, 1933-96, 70 kb
- Appendix IV: Commodity Provisions Table, 1989-2002, 25 kb
- Index, 30 kb
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