Farm Bill

Every five years, Congress passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill”. ... Read More »

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H.R.1789 To reauthorize the dairy indemnity program.
S.1291 Interstate Distribution of State-Inspected Meat Act of 1997
S.1264 Food Safety Enforcement Enhancement Act of 1997
S.RES.119 A resolution to express the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of Agriculture should establish a temporary emergency minimum milk price that is equitable to all producers nationwide and that provides price relief to economically distressed milk producers.
S.1153 A bill to promote food safety through continuation of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database program operated by the Secretary of Agriculture.
S.1119 A bill to amend the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930 to increase the penalty under certain circumstances for commission merchants, dealers, or brokers who misrepresent the country of origin or other characteristics of perishable agricultural commodities.
S.1080 National Aquaculture Development, Research, and Promotion Act of 1997
S.1058 Taxpayer and Shawnee National Forest Protection Act
S.1042 Imported Produce Labeling Act of 1997
S.546 Northern Forest Stewardship Act
S.1001 Local Forest User Fairness Act
S.932 Imported Fire Ant Control, Management, and Eradication Act of 1997
S.850 Downed Animal Protection Act
S.805 Department of Agriculture Information Technology Reform Act
S.782 A bill to amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to remove the provision that prevents the recovery of an amount disbursed as a result of an erroneous decision made by a State, county, or area committee.
S.643 Tobacco Subsidy Reduction Act of 1997
S.603 A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to collect and disseminate statistically reliable information from milk manufacturing plants on prices received for bulk cheese and to provide the Secretary with the authority to require reporting by such manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. on prices received for cheese, butter, and nonfat dry milk.
S.604 A bill to amend the Agricultural Market Transition Act to require the Secretary of Agriculture to use the price of feed grains and other cash expenses as factors that are used to determine the basic formula price for milk and any other milk price regulated by the Secretary.
S.605 A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to provide emergency assistance to producers for cattle losses that are due to damaging weather or related condition occurring during the 1996-97 winter season, and for other purposes.
S.617 Imported Meat Labeling Act of 1997
S.517 A bill to provide relief to agricultural producers who granted easements to, or owned or operated land condemned by, the Secretary of the Army for flooding losses caused by water retention at the dam site at Lake Redrock, Iowa, to the extent that the actual losses exceed the estimates of the Secretary.
S.485 Precision Agriculture Research, Education, and Information Dissemination Act of 1997
S.413 A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to require States to verify that prisoners are not receiving food stamps.
S.388 A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to assist States in implementing a program to prevent prisoners from receiving food stamps.
S.322 Dairy Fairness Act
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