USDA Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress

Source: USDA Office of Communications
Apr 12, 2019

(Washington, D.C., April 12, 2019)— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20th, 2018 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementation of key programs. USDA held several listening sessions with stakeholders and the public, specific to each agency’s respective mission areas.

“At USDA we are implementing the 2018 Farm Bill as quickly as possible. We know the programs that are renewed and updated in this farm bill are critical to farmers, ranchers, and producers as they plan for the future,” said Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Our mission areas have all held several public listening sessions, both formally and informally, to receive stakeholder input. Our goal is to have programs that function best for the people that we serve. We have made progress in new Farm Bill provisions, and look to implement programs that are customer service focused and economically efficient. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are diligently working on behalf of all of USDA’s customers.”

 

Implementation Progress:

TITLE I – Commodity Programs

TITLE II – Conservation

TITLE III – Trade

TITLE IV – Nutrition Programs

TITLE V – Credit

TITLE VI – Rural Development

TITLE VII – Research and Related Matters

TITLE VIII – Forestry

TITLE IX – Energy

TITLE X – Horticulture

TITLE XI – Crop Insurance

TITLE XII – Miscellaneous

 

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