Approximately every five years, Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill, a comprehensive piece of legislation that authorizes most federal policies governing food and agriculture programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

This primer includes information on:

  • What is the Farm Bill?

  • What is at Stake in the Farm Bill’s Nutrition Title?

  • Scope of the Farm Bill

  • What Food Programs are up for Review?

  • In Congress, who has Responsibility for the Farm Bill?