"The 1996 Farm Bill will soon come under official scrutiny. Not only by a multitude of farmers, bureaucrats and ag advisors, but by the Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture. The Commission was mandated by the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act (FAIR) to review the impacts of the legislation and to make recommendations for future agriculture policy. According to Barry Flinchbaugh, a Kansas State Research and Extension economist, 'the commission will assess the ways in which production flexibility contracts have served American farmers; the economic risks that small, medium and large farm operators face; the security of the nation's food supply; farmland values and farm income; the success of ag regulatory relief and tax relief for farmers; and federal interference in ag export markets."
United States Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov/