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A guide to understanding the 1977 food and agricultural legislation


Author:
Stucker, Thomas A., Boehm, William T., United States, Department of Agriculture, and Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service
Source:
USDA
Year:
0000
Subject:
Agricultural laws and legislation and Food law and legislation
Abstract:
Abstract: The Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 contains reforms for farm commodity programs, federally supported agricultural and human nutrition research, and the Food Stamp Program. The legislation seeks to reform and improve farm and food programs within the existing policy framework. Commodity programs will continue to benefit traditional recipients, while program support levels and costs are increased. Agricultural and human nutrition research may provide information on diet adequacies, food safety, and other factors leading to future changes in policy and program implementation. The Food Stamp format will continue with alterations in the provisions for food stamp purchasing which may increase participation. The Summer Food Service program and distribution of commodities to schools are major areas of reform in the amended National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act.
Format:
iv, 22 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/CAT87202100