From the Introduction: "This report describes the major dairy provisions contained in the 2014 farm bill as well as Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost projections of historical program outlays compared with outlays under the new dairy programs. The report also includes a discussion of potential issues related to the new dairy policies. Finally, a table at the end of this report (Table A-1) provides a side-by-side comparison of dairy provisions from the 2008 and 2014 farm bills. Reaching a final compromise on U.S. dairy policy, as contained in the 2014 farm bill, was a long and arduous task involving considerable debate over what the nature and role of federal support programs should be. The following section provides background on the shift of federal support from dairy product prices to the dairy operating margin."
CRS Report for Congress, R43465