The Farm Bill helps give children access to nutritious food – here at home and around the world
The first ever Farm Bill was passed in 1933, providing critical support to farmers devastated by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Anti-hunger programs were added in the 1970s.
Today, it’s our nation’s largest package of anti-hunger legislation. Its programs fund nutrition assistance, support farmers addressing the impacts of climate change and help families in the U.S. and around the world build resilience to chronic challenges and sudden crises.
The Farm Bill is our greatest defense against the growing global hunger crisis – but it’s set to expire in September 2023.