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Expiration and Possible Extension of the 2008 Farm Bill


Farm bills, like many other pieces of legislation, have become more complicated and politically sensitive, and are taking longer to enact than in previous decades. Legislative delays have caused some farm bill programs to expire for short periods. The past two farm bills have needed to be extended. Most recently, the 2008 farm bill (the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, P.L. 110-246) expired on September 30, 2012. Farm commodity supports were to begin reverting to an outdated and expensive "permanent law" on January 1, 2013. However, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-240) extended all 2008 farm bill provisions that were in effect on September 30, 2012, for one additional year until September 30, 2013. In the case of the farm commodity programs that are on a different calendar, the extension includes the 2013 crop year, which for certain dairy programs lasts until December 31, 2013. There is no net cost to the extension because mandatory funding to continue most of the major farm bill programs was already in the budget baseline, such as for the farm commodity, conservation, trade, and nutrition programs. Crop insurance is permanently authorized. However, the extension forestalls the budget-reducing restructuring and reauthorization of many farm bill programs that was envisioned in both the House-reported (H.R. 6083) and Senate-passed (S. 3240) farm bills in the 112th Congress. Bills: H.R. 6083, S. 3240


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Expiration and Extension of the 2008 Farm Bill  [Order No: R42442  Release Date: Dec 16,2013  Pages: 25]

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Expiration and Possible Extension of the 2008 Farm Bill  [Order No: R42442  Release Date: Nov 16,2012  Pages: 19]

Expiration and Possible Extension of the 2008 Farm Bill  [Order No: R42442  Release Date: Nov 01,2012  Pages: 19]

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Possible Extension or Expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill  [Order No: R42442  Release Date: Mar 29,2012  Pages: 19]