Issue Brief 18-36
October 12, 2018

The fiscal year ended on September 30, 2018, without an extension or reauthorization of the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the farm bill—a recurring package of reauthorizations that govern most of the nation’s agriculture and nutrition policy. The largest and most important farm bill programs will continue to operate based on appropriated funding, but some programs may see a lapse in funding due to the farm bill’s expiration.

This Issue Brief discusses the various ways in which farm bill programs may or may not be affected by the bill’s expiration.