ABSTRACT

Farm Bill Programs Without a Budget Baseline Beyond FY2018 [July 21, 2017]   [open pdf - 716KB]

"The 2014 farm bill (the Agricultural Act of 2014, P.L. 113-79) provided mandatory funding for many programs. Some of these programs have a budget baseline beyond the end of the farm bill in FY2018, while others do not. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline is a projection at a particular point in time of what future federal spending on mandatory programs would be under current law. This baseline is the benchmark against which proposed changes in law are measured. This report identifies mandatory programs in the 2014 farm bill that lack a budget baseline and explains the significance of this for enacting a successor to the current farm bill."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44758
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2017-07-21
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Public Domain
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