Agricultural Policy Education
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 much more.
OSU Extension’s Oklahoma Agricultural Policy and Law program consists of educational materials on federal and Oklahoma policies and laws that affect agriculture and rural America, primarily farm bill programs. Educational materials developed by OSU subject matter specialists are intended to be objective and do not replace the advice of USDA representatives, crop insurance agents or legal council for individual operations. Included are referenced sites and other sites for which OSU is not responsible. They are provided to enhance information available to visitors and answer questions more fully.
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The coordinators of this website compose the Policy and Law Team in the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics. If you have any questions about the site, its content or related policy issues, please contact Amy Hagerman.