Title IV: Nutrition

The Nutrition title addresses domestic food and nutrition and commodity distribution programs. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the estimated budget for Title IV by $1.1 billion dollars, but this increase is expected to be cost-neutral in the long-run due to a decrease in estimated spending by other programs. The largest program in the title, the…

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Title III: Trade

Title III of the 2018 Farm Bill concerns USDA’s food aid, export market development, and export credit guarantee programs.  The 2018 Farm Bill enhanced the flexibility of many international food assistance programs in order to not only help those in need, but also help local economies where those people in need are located.  International food…

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Title II: Conservation

The Conservation title provides assistance in the form of payments and technical support in order to help farmers, ranchers, and landowners utilize conservation practices in their operations. By incentivizing use of conservation practices with these voluntary programs, this title aims to protect and improve water, soil, wildlife, and air. Overall mandatory funding for conservation programs…

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Title I: Commodities

The programs under Title I provide payments to farmers who produce “covered commodities” as well as dairy and sugar. “The term ‘covered commodity’ means wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, upland cotton, long grain rice, medium grain rice, pulse crops, soybeans, and other oilseeds.” The title also authorizes agricultural disaster assistance programs. Rather than providing…

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Attend Governor’s Flooding Recovery Advisory Working Group Meetings

On July 18, 2019,  Governor Parson signed an Executive Order creating a “Flooding Recovery Advisory Task Force” (FRAWG).  The FRAWG is tasked with submitting a report to the Governor about the “state’s short-, medium-, and long-term flood recovery priorities and feedback on the state’s current levee system.” The draft report is due to the Governor…

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Attend Governor’s Flooding Recovery Advisory Working Group Meetings