Additional Resources


1. Economic Research Service (USDA) Farm Bill “Side by Side”


A side by side comparison of the new farm bill with previous legislation.  Provides summarized information on key provisions and details by Title, as well as links to related ERS publications and to analyses of previous farm acts.  


2. USDA Farm Bill Webpage


As the main webpage for the 2008 Farm Bill, this site contains up to date information on important Farm Bill meeting dates and deadlines, current Farm Bill news, and the 2008 Farm Bill itself.


3. House and Senate Committees on Agriculture Websites


Includes information on the current activities of the Committees, including farm bill implementation and oversight activities, as well as archived reports, hearing transcripts, and other documents leading up to passage of the 2008 Farm Bill.  A side by side comparison of House and Senate Farm Bill documents shows changes and amendments.


·       House Committee on Agriculture

·       Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


4. House and Senate Subcommittee on Agricultural Appropriations Websites


Up to date information on members of the House and Senate appropriation subcommittees, events and hearings, bill texts, as well as current news.

·    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

·    Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies


5.  National Agricultural Law Center


a.       Farm Bills Page

Full text and resources for all U.S. Farm Bills from 1933 to the present


b.       Congressional Research Service Reports Page

CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress.  Through the Congress, the National Agricultural Law Center periodically receives CRS reports related to agriculture and food issues.  New and updated reports are posted as they are obtained. 


6. OMB Watch


a.       Regulatory Policy Page

Latest headlines from regulatory news, tips for advocates who want to get involved in regulatory decision making, and education resources on the federal regulatory process.


b.       Federal Budget Page

Current news and resources on appropriations/spending, the federal budget process, federal tax policy, government performance, and income wealth inequality.

c.       Nonprofit Advocacy Page

Educational resources on charities and national security, elections and issue advocacy, lobbying and speech rights, nonprofit vote mobilization, rights of government grantees, research, and general nonprofit issues.

7. Federal Register


Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.