Agricultural Information Bulletin No. (AIB-624) 183 pp

June 1991

Provisions of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990

The Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-624) establishes a comprehensive framework within which the Secretary of Agriculture will administer agricultural and food programs from 1991 to 1995. This report describes provisions of the 1990 Act as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-508). Provisions for all major commodity programs, such as income and price support, are reported, as well as general commodity provisions, trade, conservation, research, food stamps, fruit and vegetable marketing, organic food standards, grain quality, credit, rural development, forestry, crop insurance and disaster assistance, and global climate change provisions.

Keywords: Program commodities, loan rates, target prices, acreage reduction, conservation, credit, agricultural trade, food stamps, agricultural research, organic food, grain quality, fruit and vegetable industry, crop insurance, rural development

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