PDF _ RS22013 - Agricultural Issues in the 109th Congress
1-Jan-2005; Ralph M. Chite; 6 p.

Update: October 6, 2006
Previous Reports:
June 20, 2006
April 7, 2006
October, 2005

Abstract: A number of issues affecting U.S. agriculture have been or are being addressed by the 109th Congress. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171), enacted in February 2006, included a net reduction in spending on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mandatory programs of $2.7 billion over five years, and the reauthorization of a dairy income support program. Other issues of importance to agriculture during the second session of the 109th Congress include the consideration of emergency farm disaster assistance; multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations; concerns about agroterrorism, food safety, and animal and plant diseases (e.g., “mad cow” disease and avian flu); high energy costs; environmental issues; agricultural marketing matters; the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and farm labor issues. [read report]

Topics: Agriculture, Legislative, Information

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