The Modern Farm Bill
About This Class
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the breadth of policies and legal authorities included in the Farm Bill that Congress re-evaluates every 5 years. Students will explore Federal farm support, crop insurance and conservation programs, as well as those designed for food assistance, international trade, renewable energy and rural economic development. The goal of the class is to inform students about the range and depth of Federal farm and food policy, while also developing a better understanding of the historical, political and process-based forces that have shaped these policies to date and that will be key to their development, improvement and direction in the future.