The Political and Legislative History that Underlies the Farm Bill




Farm Bill, Agricultural Policy, Farm Policy, Food Policy


First paragraph:

In The Fault Lines of Farm Policy, Jonathan Coppess explores the evolution of the farm bill through the political and congressional interests representing the United States’ three main com­modity production regions: the South, the Mid­west, and the Great Plains. Coppess combines analysis of his direct involvement in the legislative and executive branches’ farm bills in 2008 and 2014 with exten­sive historical, contemporary political, and legisla­tive analyses in his current academic role. Coppess served in the U.S. Senate and at the U.S. Depart­ment of Agriculture (USDA) from 2006 to 2013. These rich descriptions explain the underpinnings of congressional efforts and identify the drivers of American farm policy development. . . .


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Author Biography

Sheila Fleischhacker, Georgetown University

Adjunct Professor of Law

Cover of "The Fault Lines of Farm Policy"



How to Cite

Fleischhacker, S. (2019). The Political and Legislative History that Underlies the Farm Bill. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(1), 137–138.