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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22187 - Brazil’s WTO Case Against the U.S. Cotton Program: A Brief Overview
17-Jun-2008; Randy Schnepf; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 17, 2008
January 25, 2008
September 8, 2006
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Abstract: On June 2, 2008, a World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) publicly released its final report upholding a December 2007 compliance panel ruling that the United States has not fully complied with a March 2005 WTO ruling against certain U.S. cotton support programs. This AB ruling was pa.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, International
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21709 - Mad Cow Disease and U.S. Beef Trade
4-Jun-2008; Charles E. Hanrahan and Geoffrey S. Becker; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 4, 2008
January 29, 2008
December 6, 2006
March 3, 2005
June 3, 2005
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Abstract: The 110th Congress has been monitoring U.S. efforts to regain foreign markets that banned U.S. beef when a Canadian-born cow in Washington state tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in December 2003. The four major U.S. beef export markets, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Korea, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, International
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22834 - Agriculture and Forestry Provisions in Climate Change Legislation (S. 3036)
3-Jun-2008; Renee Johnson; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 3, 2008
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Abstract: This report summarizes some of the domestic agriculture and forestry provisions in the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008 (S. 3036, formerly S. 2191), as ordered reported out of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in December 2007. The bill directs the Administrator of.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Climate Change, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34239 - Biofuels in the 2007 Energy and Farm Bills: A Side-by-Side Comparison
27-Jun-2008; Brent D. Yacobucci, Randy Schnepf and Tom Capehart; 24 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
January 17, 2008
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Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA, P.L. 110-140), also known as the 2007 energy bill, significantly expands existing programs to promote biofuels. The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246), also known as the 2008 farm bill, contains a distinct energy title.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Agriculture
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34207 - Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill
20-Jun-2008; Ralph M. Chite; 17 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: The federal government has relied primarily on two policy tools in recent years to help mitigate the financial losses experienced by crop farmers as a result of natural disasters — a federal crop insurance program and congressionally mandated ad-hoc crop disaster payments. Congress has made sever.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33934 - The 2008 Farm Bill: A Summary of Major Provisions and Legislative Action
19-Jun-20008; Renée Johnson, Joe Richardson, Donald J. Marples and Mark Jickling; 44 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 19, 2008
November 21, 2007
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Abstract: The farm bill governs federal farm and food policy and is renewed about every five years. The 110th Congress is seeking to revise the current farm bill (P.L. 107- 171), which covers a wide range of programs including commodity price and income support, agricultural conservation, farm credit, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Legislative, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34352 - Agriculture Research, Extension, and Education: Farm Bill Issues
12-Jun-2008; Jean M. Rawson; 26 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 1, 2008
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Abstract: The 110th Congress has passed an omnibus farm bill (P.L. 110-234) that will authorize and direct the implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) major programs across the spectrum of its mission areas through FY2012. The enacted bill reorganizes the Department’s research, exte.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Legislative
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32940 - Agriculture Conservation Programs: A Scorecard
9-May-2008; Tadlock Cowan and Renée Johnson; 21 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
January 3, 2007
April 10, 2006

June 19, 2006


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Abstract: The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture currently administer 20 programs and subprograms that are directly or indirectly available to assist producers and landowners who wish to practice conservation on agricultural lands. The n.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture

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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33556 - Soil and Water Conservation: An Overview
6-May-2008; Tadlock Cowan and Renée Johnson; 30 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
January 2, 2008
August 16, 2007
July 13, 2007
/NLE/CRSreports/07Jul/RL33556.pdf
May 1, 2007
April 10, 2007
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Abstract: Soil and water conservation topics are prominent in discussions of policy options for the next farm bill, which the 110th Congress is considering. Major conservation topics include where to set overall funding levels and levels for each program; what should be the priorities for the conservation .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33829 - Domestic Food Assistance: The Farm Bill and Legislation in the 110th Congress
22-Aug-2008; Joe Richardson; 68 p.
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Abstract: The nutrition title of the omnibus 2008 “farm bill” is the focus of legislation affecting domestic food assistance programs in the 110th Congress. The program areas that are addressed include the regular Food Stamp program, programs operating in lieu of food stamps (e.g., Puerto Rico, Indian rese.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Legislative
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