College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

2018 Farm Bill Guides

Final 2018 Farm Bill Summaries

The 2018 Farm Bill (i.e., Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) has now been signed into law as of December 20th. We will be providing a breakdown of the most pertinent changes in some of the Titles contained in this Farm Bill. 

Title I: Commodities

Title II: Conservation

Title IV: Nutrition

Title VIII: Forestry

Summaries from the Conference Committee Phase

The House and Senate passed their respective Farm Bills and the bills went to the Conference Committee in August 2018. We posted several guides from September through December to help readers understand proposed changes to the Farm Bill, differences between the House and Senate versions and how these changes or differences could practically impact you and/or the population you serve.

2018 Farm Bill Updates - 10/5/2018  

2018 Farm Bill Updates - 9/14/2018 

Title I: Commodities

Commodity Program Guide

Dairy Guide

Impacts to Large Farms vs. Small and Beginning Farms

Title II: Conservation

Conservation Changes Overview

Conservation Stewardship Program

Conservation Reserve Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Title IV: Nutrition

SNAP: Work Requirements Guide - Side-by-Side Comparisons between Current Law, Senate and House Bills and Summary Explanation

SNAP: Work Requirements Examples Guide - Practical examples of who is impacted by House proposed work requirement changes

SNAP: Guide to Changes that would increase benefits and participation  - A Side-by-Side Comparisons between Current Law, Senate and House Bills

SNAP: Guide to Changes that would decrease benefits and participation  - A Side-by-Side Comparisons between Current Law, Senate and House Bills

Guide to Other Proposed Changes to Nutrition Title -  A Side-by-Side Comparisons between Senate and House Bills. Includes proposals to SNAP-Ed, EFNEP, Emergency food Assistance, Technology updates (such as using SNAP for online purchases), and programs that promote healthy eating and combat food insecurity.

Title VIII: Forestry

Forestry Changes Overview

Forestry Programs: Guide to Changes - A Side-by-Side Comparisons between Current Law, Senate, and House Bills

Title VIII: Forestry - Categorical Exclusions

Title VIII: Forestry - Other Matters

Title XI: Crop Insurance

No major changes to crop insurance program in House or Senate bills.

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