What Is the Farm Bill?

Every five years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation, commonly called the “Farm Bill,” that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. The last Farm Bill was passed in 2008 and was allowed to expire in 2012.

The 2012 bill has been tabled due to a lack of support by congressional conservatives. As it comes up for a vote this year, many Americans are questioning whether the Farm Bill is really about farming or just another big-government program.

The Heritage Foundation, America’s most influential conservative public policy think tank, has put together a free resource to help you understand this critical piece of legislation.

Get the truth about the Farm Bill

In this free PDF, you will learn:

  • What is the Farm Bill?
  • How does this bill affect me and my family?
  • What does Heritage recommend to help farmers?

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