Farm Bill Reauthorization from 2013-2017
Issue Summaries for the 113th Congress
H.R. 2642, Agricultural Act of 2014 / H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 / H.R. 1947, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 / S. 954, Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Congress has been working on the reauthorization of the new Farm Bill for nearly four years. The Farm Bill is a comprehensive bill that deals with federal policy for U.S. agriculture, including all programs and issues that are under the purview of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. AVMA’s primary focus centers on programs that are administered by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Status: The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 29, 2014, passed the Farm Bill Conference Report (Agricultural Act of 2014, H.R. 2642) by a vote of 251-166. The Senate passed the bill on Feb. 4, 2014, by a vote of 68-32.
AVMA Position: Active Pursuit of Passage
Primary Contact: Gina Luke