Oklahoma State University offers educational materials on Federal and Oklahoma policies
and laws that affect agriculture and rural America, primarily farm bill programs.
Educational materials developed by faculty at OSU are intended to be objective and
do not replace the advice of the USDA representatives, crop insurance agents or legal
council for your individual operation. There may be reference sites and other sites
for which OSU is not responsible, but are provided to enhance information available
United States agricultural policy typically follows a 5-year legislative cycle that
produces a "farm bill" that governs programs related to farming, food, nutrition,
rural communities and other aspects of land use. The most recent farm bill authorizes
policies of extreme importance to Oklahoma farmers, ranchers, landowners and community
leaders, including commodity programs and crop insurance, conservation practices on
agricultural land, agricultural trade, farm credit, rural economic development, agricultural
research and more. The coordinators of the website compose the Policy and Law team
in the Department of Agricultural Economics at OSU.