The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has released an Internet-based, side-by-side comparison of key components of the 2008 Farm Bill with previous farm legislation. The National Corn Growers Association welcomed this informational resource on the new law.

“Federal legislation is often complex and cumbersome,” says Ron Litterer, NCGA president. “Having a look at how the new farm bill measures up compared to the prior law is a useful resource for growers and others.”

The 2008 Farm Bill, formally titled the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, became law on June 18, and sets priorities for a broad range of farm- and food-related programs for the next five years. The new farm bill Web site includes new features such as an A-to-Z list of major provisions, a user's guide and a search function.

Click here for information on the farm bill’s new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program, which was strongly supported by NCGA.