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The President Signs the 2014 Farm Bill

February 7, 2014 - President Obama signs the new Farm Bill - The Agricultural Act of 2014 

Three years in the making, Congress finally came to an agreement and produced a long-awaited Farm Bill. The House passed the Bill on January 29th by the vote of 251-166 and sent it to the Senate which passed it by the vote of 68-32 on February 5, 2014.  President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law during his trip to East Lansing, Michigan on Friday, February 7th. 

The Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Frank Lucas, released the following statement praising the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Read more...

What does this mean to the ACES Program?

The 2014 Farm Bill gives NRCS additional funding sources for the ACES Program.  In addition to previously authorized Farm Bill programs, the Stewardship Conservation Program will now also be available to fund ACES positions at NRCS.