Summary of the 2008 Farm Bill
This section of our website provides sources of information on the Food,
Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill), which was enacted in part
on May 22, 2008. The site will be under construction over the next
few months as new information becomes available and related new materials are
added. Please come back often to see what's new.
As with other sections of this website by clicking on an active link, you may generate an expanded menu. To make this menu disappear, click on the link again. Contact Brian Gould if you have ideas on useful information that should be included in this site.
- 2008 Farm Bill Fact
Sheets: Wisconsin Focus
This is a collection of brief fact sheets authored by UW faculty and others that describe selected parts of the new bill, focusing on Wisconsin impact. Each fact sheet contains links to an expanded set of materials covering the topic, including briefing papers, decision aids, and related web sites.
- Side by Side Comparisons of the Old and New Farm Bills by the Economic Research Service of USDA
- 2008 Farm Bill Fact Sheets, House
These are fact sheets obtained from the House Agriculture Committee.
- 2008 Farm Bill Fact Sheets, Senate
These are fact sheets obtained from the Senate Agriculture, Nurtition and Forestry Committee.
- The 2008 Farm Bill
This section contains the entire 2008 Farm Bill, the Manager's Report as well as individual Titles and specific sub-titles.
- Senate and House Agriculture
The following are the websites of the House and Senate committees that crafted the 2008 Farm Bill. There is a complete history of the evolution of these bills and lots of background material.
- Farm Service Agency (FSA) Fact
These are fact sheets are obtained from the FSA of USDA. Those dated prior to 2008 are subject to change given the passage of the 2008 Farm Bill. Regardless, these should provide useful background information.
- 2008 Farm Bill Education
This ia a collection of presentations that were given at the 2008 Farm Bill Education Conference, July 8-9, 2008, Kansas City Missouri and hosted by the University of Nebraska.
- Additional 2008 Farm Bill Related
This ia a collection of addtional material concerned with various aspects of the 2008 Farm Bill. If you have material that you think you would find useful please contact Prof. Brian W. Gould with your suggestions.
- The 2008 Farm Bill: What It Means for the University of Wisconsin-Madison