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Author: Jim Monke, Specialist in Agricultural Policy

Release Date: 2/28/2019

Number of Pages:  39

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The farm bill is an omnibus, multiyear law that governs an array of agricultural and food programs. It provides an opportunity for Congress to choose how much support to provide for agriculture and nutrition and how to allocate it among competing constituencies. The farm bill has typically undergone reauthorization about every five years. The current farm bill?the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-334, H.R. 2), often called the ?2018 farm bill??was enacted in December 2018 and expires in 2023.