The perception is growing that U.S. agricultural policy has reached a major turning point increased trade opportunities with GATT, a continued decline in rural population, increased budgetary (fiscal) pressure, and growing environmental concerns are among the primary reasons. Because of these trends, nontraditional interest groups representing urban and environmental interests will play an increasingly important role in shaping future farm legislation.
Lakshminarayan, P. G. and Babcock, Bruce A.
"Environmental Issues in the 1995 Farm Bill,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol1/iss1/9