Historical Perspectives on Federal Agricultural Policy

In August, the National History Center hosted a congressional briefing on the history of US agricultural policy.  At the briefing, Anne Effland (USDA), Sarah Phillips (Boston University), and David Hamilton (University of Kentucky) discussed the origins of the modern “Farm Bill,” and the evolution of federal agricultural policy since 1970.

A video recording of the briefing is available here, in C-SPAN’s video library.  You can read a one-page briefing summary here.

Read Dane Kennedy’s recap of the event, “Ground Strategy: How Federal Farm Policy Shaped America,” for Perspectives Daily.