Food and Agriculture Act of 1965
The Food and Agriculture Act of 1965 (Pub. L. 89-321, 79 Stat. 1187), the first multiyear farm legislation, provided for four year commodity programs for wheat, feed grains, and upland cotton. It was extended for one more year through 1970 (P.L. 90 559). It authorized a Class I milk base plan for the 75 federal milk marketing orders, as well as a long term diversion of cropland under a Cropland Adjustment Program. It also continued payment and diversion programs for feed grains and cotton, and marketing certificate and diversion programs for wheat.
|Long title||An Act to maintain farm income, to stabilize prices and assure adequate supplies of agricultural commodities, to reduce surpluses, lower Government costs and promote foreign trade, to afford greater economic opportunity in rural areas, and for other purposes.|
|Enacted by||the 89th United States Congress|
|Effective||November 4, 1965|
|Statutes at Large||79 Stat. 1187|
|Titles amended||7 U.S.C.: Agriculture|
|U.S.C. sections amended||7 U.S.C. ch. 26 § 601|
- Peters,Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Lyndon B. Johnson: "Statement by the President Upon Signing the Food and Agriculture Act of 1965" November 4, 1965". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.