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S. 884 (97th): Agriculture and Food Act of 1981


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (Pub.L. 97–98, also known as the 1981 U.S. Farm Bill) was the 4-year omnibus farm bill that continued and modified commodity programs through 1985. It set specific target prices for 4 years, eliminated rice allotments and marketing quotas, lowered dairy supports, and made other changes affecting a wide range of USDA activities. The next year this farm bill was amended to freeze the dairy price support level and mandate loan rates and acreage reserve provisions for the 1983 crops (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982, Pub.L. 97–253). Again in 1984, amendments were adopted to freeze target prices, authorize paid land diversion for feed grains, upland cotton, and rice, and provide a wheat payment-in-kind program for 1984 (Agricultural Programs ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Apr 7, 1981
97th Congress (1981–1982)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 22, 1981

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 1981.

Law
Pub.L. 97-98
Sponsor

Jesse Helms

Senator for North Carolina

Republican

Text

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 1981

Cosponsors

3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)

Source

History

Apr 7, 1981
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 13, 1981
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 18, 1981
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Oct 22, 1981
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Dec 10, 1981
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Dec 22, 1981
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 22, 1981
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 884 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 884. This is the one from the 97th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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