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S. 1809: Office of Small Farms Establishment Act of 2023

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About the bill

Presumably this legislation wouldn’t apply to Bill Gates, who’s now America’s largest private farmland owner.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture calculates that a much higher percentage of small farms are at a high financial risk level versus midsize or large farms. Yet many smaller farms don’t take advantage of certain government offerings, in a way that larger farms often do.

For example, 78% of U.S. farms didn’t have crop insurance, even though the government has operated the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) since the 1930s. At the same time, the largest 10 percent of farms receive more than half of all crop insurance subsidies.

What the legislation does

The Office of Small Farms Establishment Act would create a new office within the Agriculture Department, specifically …

Sponsor and status

Cory Booker

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2023
Length: 6 pages
Jun 6, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jun 6, 2023

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 6, 2023. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)

0% chance of being enacted (details)


Jun 6, 2023

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S. 1809 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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