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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Update on U.S. Senate AG Committee Version of New Farm Bill

This update reflects additional information regarding the farm safety net in the 2012 Farm Bill voted out by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012). This update mostly reflects additional information about the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) for crop insurance. In a few cases, corrections are made to my misinterpretations of the Bill’s provisions or to clarify provisions so as to reduce the potential for misinterpretation by readers.

Date published: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012