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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