Over the past seven months, USDA says it has implemented many of the key components of the 2008 Farm Bill and is preparing items for action by the incoming administration.

The 2008 Farm Bill is approximately 50 percent larger than the 2002 version, with 15 titles and more than 600 provisions. In total, the agency has identified 170 regulatory actions and over 100 reports and studies it is required to complete or implement.

"USDA employees continue to work hard to implement all the provisions of the farm bill in an efficient and expeditious manner," said Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer. "Producers and consumers should be confident that USDA has laid the foundation for the next administration to continue this success." The USDA release includes a list of accomplishments and progress toward implementation of farm bill provisions.

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