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Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support


Omnibus U.S. farm legislation-referred to as the farm bill-is renewed about every five years. Farm income and commodity price support programs have been a part of U.S. farm legislation since the 1930s.1 Each successive farm bill usually involves some modification or replacement of existing farm programs. Most agricultural provisions of the current omnibus farm bill, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246), expired on September 30, 2012, or are expiring with the 2012 crop year.2 Ultimately the current farm bill will either be replaced with new legislation, temporarily extended, or allowed to lapse and be replaced with "permanent law"-a set of essentially mothballed provisions for the farm commodity programs that date from the 1930s and 1940s. Whatever emerges as new farm policy in 2013 will include a farm safety net with some form of farm commodity price and income supports.


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Older Versions:

Agriculture in the WTO: Rules and Limits on Domestic Support  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: Sep 18,2014  Pages: 14]

Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: Jan 27,2014  Pages: 14]

Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: Dec 04,2012  Pages: 12]

Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: Oct 03,2011  Pages: 9]

Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: Jun 16,2010  Pages: 8]

Agriculture in the WTO: Limits on Domestic Support  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: May 10,2005  Pages: 6]

Farm Program Spending: What's Permitted Under the Uruguay Round Agreements  [Order No: RS20840  Release Date: Mar 13,2001  Pages: 6]