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What programs do farmers lose with the inaction of Congress on the farm bill?
By Communications Director

A lot of programs expire with the inaction of Congress on the farm bill. Below is a list of those programs. 

Expired Baseline Programs 

Note: All of the funding provided for these programs is discretionary.

·         Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development

·         Healthy Forests Reserve Program

·         Biobased Market Program

·         Biorefinery Assistance

·         Repowering Assistance

·         Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels

·         Biodiesel Fuel Education Program

·         Rural Energy for America (REAP)

·         Market Loss Assistance for Asparagus Producers

·         National Sheep Industry Improvement Center

·         Survey of Foods Purchased by School Food Authorities

·         Assistance for Community Food Projects

·         Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program

·         Funding of Pending Rural Development Loan and Grant Applications

·         Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiatives

·         Disaster programs

·         Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE)

·         Outreach and Technical Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

·         Value-Added Agricultural Market Development Program Grants

·         Outreach and Technical Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

·         Wetlands Reserve Program

·         Grassland Reserve Program

·         Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program

·         Small Watershed Rehabilitation Program

·         Desert Terminal Lakes Program

·         McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

·         Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Projects

·         Pilot projects to evaluate health and nutrition promotion in the supplemental nutrition assistance program

·         Study on Comparable Access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico

·         Whole Grain Products for school lunches and breakfasts

·         Biomass Research and Development

·         Biomass Crop Assistance Program

·         Farmers’ Market Promotion Program

·         National Clean Plant Network

·         National Organic Certification Cost-Sharing

·         Organic Production and Market Data Initiatives

·         Determination on Merits of Pigford Claims

·         Specialty Crop Research Initiative