Farm Bill

Business / Agriculture / Farm Bill: A phrase that refers to a multi-year, multi-commodity federal support law. It usually amends some and suspends many provisions of permanent law, reauthorizes, amends, or repeals provisions of preceding temporary agricultural acts, and puts forth new policy provisions for a limited time into the future. Beginning in 1973, farm bills have included titles on commodity programs, trade, rural development, farm credit, conservation, agricultural research, food and nutrition programs, marketing, etc. These are referred to as omnibus farm bills. The following is a generally agreed chronological list of farm bills: (1) Food and Agriculture Act of 1965, P.L. 89-321: (2) Agricultural Act of 1970, P.L. 91-524: (3) Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973, P.L. 93-86: (4) Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, P.L. 95-113: (5) Agriculture and Food Act of 1981, P.L. 97-98: (6) Food Security Act of 1985, P.L. 99-198: (7) Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, P.L. 101-624: (8) Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, P.L. 104-127.

Other Words for Bill

Bill Noun Synonyms: invoice, account, tally, reckoning, tabulation, (restaurant) check, tab
Bill Verb Synonyms: invoice, charge

Other Words for Farm

Farm Noun Synonyms: cultivate, work the land, till the soil
Farm Interjectionection Synonyms: farmstead, farmhouse, grange, homestead, holding, land, farmland, acreage, arable, steading, smallholding, allotment, farm-toun, croft

Consolidated Farm And Rural Development Act Of 1961

Business / Agriculture / Consolidated Farm And Rural Development Act Of 1961: P.L. 87-128 (August 8, 1961) authorized a major expansion of USDA lending activities, which at the time were administered by Farmers Home Administration (fmha), but now through the Farm Service Agency MORE

Fish Farming

Business / Agriculture / Fish Farming: Usually, freshwater commercial aquaculture: catfish farms are an example. MORE


Business / Agriculture / Freedom-To-Farm: A phrase that was used in the congressional arena to characterize the production flexibility contract provisions of the FAIR Act of 1996. MORE