In our blog post on March 7, 2017, we highlighted that 39 programs in the 2014 Farm Bill do not maintain a budget baseline beyond the current fiscal year, FY 2018. These programs had estimated mandatory spending totaling $2.824 billion over the five-year window of the 2014 Farm Bill from FY 2014-2018.
After review of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) that will be marked-up in the US House Committee on Agriculture tomorrow, April 18, 2018, it appears that about two-thirds of these programs will be maintained.
Below is a list of the programs from the 2014 Farm Bill. In total, the House Committee on Agriculture continues 25 of the 39 programs in H.R. 2. Most of the programs that were not extended were pilot projects, reviews and reports that have been completed. Some of the programs continued must rely on the annual appropriations process.
(2014) Section Name of Provision 2018 Farm Bill
1614 Commodity Program Implementation Continued, Sec 1610
2502 Grassroots Source Water Protection Continued, Sec 2402
2503 Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Continued, Sec 2403
2505 Small Watershed Rehabilitation Continued, Sec 2404
2507 Terminal Lakes Repeal, Sec 2802
2609 Wetlands Mitigation Banking Continued, Sec 2102 (b)
3013 Foreign Market Development Program Continued, Sec 3102 (c)
3205 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Continued, Sec 3102 (d)
4004 Food Distribution Indian Reservations Feasibility Study Continued, Sec 4005
4022 Pilot Projects to Reduce Dependency Replaced, Sec 4030
4025 Review of Cash Assistance Program in Puerto Rico Completed
4029 Retail Food Store and Recipient Trafficking Continued, Sec 4034
4031 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Pilot Completed
4208 Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Continued, Sec 4003
4214 Pilot for Canned, Frozen, or Dried Fruits, Vegetables Completed
6023 Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Continued, Sec 6221
6203 Value-added Ag. Product Market Development Grants Continued, Sec 6501
6210 Pending Water and Waste Disposal Applications Completed
7211 Organic Agricultural Research and Extension Continued, Sec 7209
7409 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Continued, Sec 5301
7601 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Not extended.
9002 Biobased Markets Not extended.
9003 Biorefinery Assistance Continued, Sec 6402
9004 Repowering Assistance Continued, Sec 6404
9005 Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels Continued, Sec 6405
9006 Biodiesel Fuel Education Continued, Sec 6406
9008 Biomass Research and Development Continued, Sec 7509
9010 Biomass Crop Assistance Continued, Sec 6410
10003 Farmers’ Market and Local Food Promotion Continued, Sec 9002 annual appropriations
10004(a) Organic Production and Market Data Initiative Continued, Sec 9006 (i)
10004(b) National Organic Program Technology Upgrade Completed
10004(c) National Organic Certification Cost-share Not extended.
11020 Crop Insurance Implementation Continued, Sec 10006
11026 Index-based Weather Insurance Pilot Completed
12102 Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Continued, Sec 11304 (e) (3)
12201 Outreach: Socially Disadvantaged, Veteran Producers Continued, Sec 11201
12314 Pima Cotton Trust Fund Repealed, Sec 11301
12315 Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund Repealed, Sec 11302
12316 Wool Research and Promotion Repealed, Sec 11303