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Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1980

Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1980
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Other short titlesAgriculture Adjustment Act of 1979
Long titleAn Act to adjust target prices for the 1980 and 1981 crops of wheat and feed grains; to extend the disaster payment programs for the 1980 crops of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, and rice; and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to require that producers of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, and rice not exceed the normal crop acreage for the 1980 and 1981 crops.
Enacted bythe 96th United States Congress
EffectiveMarch 18, 1980
Public law96-213
Statutes at Large94 Stat. 119
Acts amendedFood and Agriculture Act of 1977
Titles amended7 U.S.C.: Agriculture
U.S.C. sections amended7 U.S.C. ch. 35A § 1421
Legislative history

The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-213) amended the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 (P.L. 95–113), primarily to raise the target prices for wheat and corn.

The H.R. 3398 legislation was passed by the 96th U.S. Congressional session and signed into law by the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter on March 18, 1980.[1]


  1. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Jimmy Carter: "Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1980 Statement on Signing H.R. 3398 Into Law. ," March 18, 1980". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
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Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1980
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