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Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 2081)

United States of America
Document type
1985 (2015)
Original source
United States Code - Title 7 - Agriculture.
Long title
An Act to extend and revise agricultural price support and related programs, to provide for agricultural export, resource conservation, farm credit, and agricultural research and related programs, to continue food assistance to low-income persons, to ensure consumers an abundance of food and fiber at reasonable prices, and for other purposes.
Agricultural & rural development, Food & nutrition, Land & soil, Wild species & ecosystems
Agricultural development Policy/planning Sustainable development Financial agricultural measures Institution Food security Poverty International trade Internal trade Basic legislation Agricultural land Erosion Wetlands
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Act establishes a comprehensive framework within which the Secretary of Agriculture shall administer agriculture and food programs to ensure food security. The Act, among other things: creates the Food for Progress program; regulates certain food trade mechanism; continues price and income supports for wheat and feed grain; introduces conservation measures to remove highly erodible land and wetland from crop production; establishes system for calculating crop and farm acreage bases and program yields; establishes a National Commission on Agricultural Policy to study structure, procedures, and methods of formulating and administering U.S. agricultural policies.

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Amended by

Agricultural Act of 2014.

Legislation | United States of America | 2014

Keyword: Agricultural development, Farming, Policy/planning, Sustainable development, Financial agricultural measures, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Aquaculture, Inland fisheries, Food security, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud, Packaging/labelling, Forest management/forest conservation, Land-use planning, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Animal welfare, Plant production, Sustainable use, Irrigation, Water conservation zone, Wetlands, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats