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Provisions of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996

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Frederick J. Nelson and Lyle P. Schertz

Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB729) 164 pp, September 1996

This report provides an item-by-item description and explanation of the new Act, which will guide agricultural programs from 1996-2000. Signed into law in April, the act makes significant changes in long-standing U.S. agricultural policies. Major changes in U.S. commodity programs are included in the Act's Title I, known as the Agricultural Market Transition Act.

Keywords: commodity programs, farm legislation, direct payments, loan rates, marketing loans, production flexibility contracts, conservation, sodbuster, swampbuster, farm credit, agricultural trade, P.L. 480, export enhancement, food stamps, nutrition

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Updated date: September 1, 1996

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