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Fact Sheet: Farm Bill and Fiscal Cliff Resolution 2012

posted on Fri, Dec 21 2012 12:00 am by Northern Region

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 includes a one-year extension to some farm and nutrition programs that were originally a part of the expired 2008 Farm Bill. This extension is not comprehensive, and doesn’t apply to some of the most innovative programs under the Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill authorizes and funds programs with far-reaching impacts upon public health in areas of nutrition, obesity prevention, environmental health and emergency preparedness. The fact sheet provides a broad overview of provisions that are included in the one-year extension, as well as a brief comparison to how those issues were addressed in the 2008 Farm Bill and recent appropriations acts.

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