The Farm Bill is a comprehensive piece of legislation that authorizes most federal policies governing
food and agriculture programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
formerly known as Food Stamps. Approximately every five years, Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill. Reauthorization offers policy makers an opportunity to review the programs included in the legislation, consider programmatic changes, and address implementation barriers that may have come up since the
previous reauthorization. With the 2018 Farm Bill set to expire on September 30, 2023, discussions about the Farm Bill are beginning already.