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Government Documents on Agriculture: Independent/Congress

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Independent/Congress

Independent agency and congressional sources of agricultural information include:

Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Commodity Futures Trading Commission MEL Y 3.C 73/5: (HERE for selected Hathitrust fulltext catalog records.)

Congress is responsible for approving new legislation, revising existing legislation, funding agricultural programs, and conducting oversight of governmental agricultural program performance.  Congressional committees and support agencies produce large amounts of material on historic and contemporary government agricultural policy.  Examples include:

Proposed 2018 Farm Bill (House Version)

House Agriculture Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.AG 8/1:  Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) is a member of this committee..(HERE for selected Hathitrust fulltext catalog records.)

House Appropriations Committee HSSE MF Y 4.AP 6/1:AG 8/ (Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN) is a member of this committee)(HERE for selected Hathitrust fulltext catalog records.)

Proposed 2018 Farm Bill (Senate version)

Senate Agriculture Committee HSSE DOC Y 4.AG 8/3: Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a member of this committee. March 23, 2017 hearing on Sonny Perdue nomination to be Secretary of Agriculture. Hearing transcript

Perdue Ethics Agreement and Public  Financial Disclosure

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Senate Appropriations Committee HSSE MF Y 4.AP 6/2: (HERE for selected Hathitrust fulltext catalog records.)

Congressional Budget Office HSSE DOC Y 10.2:  Does reports on the federal budget, budgetary implications of federal programs, and cost estimates on legislation reported by congressional committees.

Congressional Record and ProQuest Congressional

Congressional Research Service Reports-(Courtesy-University of North Texas Library)

Congressional Research Service (Courtesy:  Library of Congress 2018-present) Does objective reports on public policy issues being considered by congress.  Many of these reports are updated regularly.

Agricultural Disaster Assistance (June 11, 2019 CRS report)

Government Accountability Office (Issues reports on management performance of government programs)

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