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  1. What is the Farm Bill? The farm bill is the legislation related to agriculture in the United States covering government policies and it is renewed every five years. It is divided into titles. In 2014 the Farm Bill had 12 titles like trade nutrition credit etc.

  2. Briefly, what is the history of the Farm Bill? The Farm Bill was created in 1933 in the agricultural adjustment act and provided subsidies to US farmers because of the Great Depression. The government paid farmers to stop producing seven main crops because they wanted to decrease the supply and increase the price

  3. When and how is the Farm Bill created? The Farm Bill is created through a bunch of meetings in Congress that last two or three years. They meet with farm lobbyist and civil society organizations and conduct town hall meetings to get input from the community

  4. Who are the main players in the Farm Bill? The main players are the US government, special interest groups environmental groups and of course farmers.

  5. How much does the Farm Bill cost and where does this money go/what is it spent on? In 2014 the Farm Bill cost 489 billion in mandatory spending over the next five years. The nutrition program accounts for 80% of the spending, crop insurance 8%, conservation 6% and commodity programs 5%. The remaining 1% is for her role development for energy and livestock

  6. For this last question, do some quick research and come up with a list of the ways that U.S. agriculture policy impacts the rest of the world. See how many you can come up with.

    • An even development and unsustainable use of natural resources

    • worsening impact of climate change

    • continued poverty & continued malnutrition

    • poor food quality & poor diets

    • food responsible for the increase of chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease

    • loss of biodiversity

    • water availability

    • empowering marginalized stakeholders

    • the rising cost of fossil fuels in developed countries

    • small farmers not benefiting from global trade

    • removing trade barriers on products for which they have a competitive advantage

    • lowering tariffs on imports of processed commodities

    • improving access to export to markets


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  1. What is the Farm Bill? The Farm Bill is comprehensive legislation that covers most federal government policies related to agriculture in the United States

  2. Briefly, what is the history of the Farm Bill? I'm created in 1983 because of the Great Depression. Franklin D is a belt created in the agricultural adjustment act. It provided subsidies to US farmers in the midst of the Great Depression. The government paid farmers to stop production of seven crops known as commodity.

  3. When and how is the Farm Bill created? Upon Bill comes up every five years. Congressman negotiate what goes into the bill. It last many years. Discussions began in the House and Senate agricultural committee. The White House and the Department of agricultural make their own plans to revise the Farm Bill and there are hearings held in the cultural committees.

  4. Who are the main players in the Farm Bill? Farmers, members of government, special interest groups, industry groups including the Farm Bureau, the national winegrowers Association and more. Congress and other committee members negotiate. Senate committee members on hunger nutrition and their arms are involved. Members of the House-Senate appropriations committees

  5. How much does the Farm Bill cost and where does this money go/what is it spent on? In 2014 the farm bill provided for hundred and 89 billion in mandatory spending over the next five years. Nutrition grams or 80% of spending, crop insurance with 8% of spending, conservation a 6% of spending, commodity programs for 5% of spending and the remaining 1% included other programs

  6. For this last question, do some quick research and come up with a list of the ways that U.S. agriculture policy impacts the rest of the world. See how many you can come up with. Find areas provide important habitat for wild plants and animal's, farming presents the greatest two species and ecosystems, pollution, I'm a change, genetic erosion, soil erosion, soil degradation, wasteful water consumption, land conservation and habitat, rise in food ices it acting the poorest people, food aid comes in various forms and is criticized for benefiting donors and their interests were the recipients, poverty maintaining because of food aid is destructive on the economy and contributes to our hunger and poverty in the long-term, cheap food below-market prices undercuts local farmers cannot compete are driven out of jobs, obesity, fertilizer getting into the water, large amounts of algae and fungus, industrialization creates too much food, biodiversity, deforestation, genetic engineering, urination, pesticides, waste, sustainable agriculture.