President Obama signs the “Agriculture Act of 2014” into law extending and reforming U.S. international food assistance programs
President Obama signed the “Agriculture Act of 2014” (H.R. 2642), commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill,” into law (Public Law #113-79). The bill, which was originally introduced by Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK, 3rd), extends authorities through 2018 for, among other things, international food assistance programs including Food for Peace and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. The bill also includes several provisions reforming the way the U.S. delivers food assistance.
- Read remarks by the President at the signing of the Farm Bill here.
- White House Blog post: “This is ‘Not Your Father’s Farm Bill’”
- White House blog post: “The President Signs the Farm Bill: ‘A Jobs Bill, an Innovation Bill, a Research Bill, and a Conservation Bill’”