There is a lot of confusion from the Progressives what the Farm bill covers and which monies go to whom.<quoted text>
You do know farm subsidies go to the farmer?
85% of the Farm Bill goes to SNAP
9% goes to environmental programs
etc. I accidentally click away from my source.
Here is the breakdown of the 10 titles
Title I, Commodity Programs:
Income support to growers of selected
farm commodities, including wheat,
feed grains, cotton, rice, oilseeds,
peanuts, sugar, and dairy. Commod
ity support is largely through direct
payments, counter-cyclical payments
, and marketing loans. Other
support mechanisms include govern
ment purchases, marketing quotas,
and import barriers.
Title II, Conservation:
Environmental stewardship of farmlands and
improved management practices through land retirement and working
lands programs, among other programs geared to farmland conservation, preservation, and resource protection.
Title III, Agricultural Trade and Food Aid:
U.S. agriculture export and international food assistance programs, and various World Trade
Organization (WTO) obligations.
Title IV, Nutrition:
Domestic food and
nutrition and commodity
distribution programs, such as
food stamps and supplemental food
Title V, Farm Credit:
Federal direct and guaranteed farm loan
programs. Also specifies loan eligibility rules and other policies.
Title VI, Rural Development:
Business and community programs for
planning, feasibility assessments, and coordination activities with other local, state, and federal programs, including rural broadband access.
Title VII, Research:
Agricultural research and extension programs,
including biosecurity/response, biotechnology, and organic production.
Title VIII, Forestry:
USDA Forest Service programs, including
forestry management, enhancemen
t, and agroforestry programs.
Title IX, Energy:
Bioenergy programs and grants for procurement of biobased products to support development of biorefineries and assist
eligible farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses in purchasing renewable energy systems, as well as user education programs.
Title X, Miscellaneous:
Other types of farm
programs and assistance,
including crop insurance, disaster assistance, animal welfare and
inspections, country-of-origin labeling, organic agriculture, and some specialty commodities, among others.
Most of these USDA agencies and offices is covered by the bill