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The Agricultural Act of 2014: comparison of 2008 and 2014 conservation programs




Seidl, Andrew F., author
Villar, Daniel, author
Colorado State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, publisher

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The Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, was signed into law on February 2, 2014. It replaces the 2008 Farm Bill which expired in 2012. The bill represents a compromise between the Senate proposed Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 and the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, which was proposed by the House of Representatives. Fiscal concerns played a large role in the debate over the final form of the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2014 Farm Bill contains twelve titles, down from fifteen in 2008. We focus on Title II: Conservation, which includes thirteen conservation programs. The Conservations Title's stated purpose is to ensure the provision of clean water, abundant and safe food, the protection of wildlife from excessive disruption, and a conservation of the agricultural way of life.


June 2014.

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2008 Farm Bill
2014 Farm Bill


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