The Agricultural Reform and Improvement Act of 1996 (ARIA-96) , passed by the Senate on February 7, contained changes in provisions from ARA-95 (see from page article on ARA-95), plus numerous additions. Even though the Senate bill is not yet law, its provisions illustrate new paths that the Congressional leadership are taking for U .5. agricultural policy. Important modifications in programs or provisions are highlighted below. Note that the new term for transition payments is "flexibility contract payments."
Meyers, William H.; Smith, Darnell B.; and Elmore, Steven L.
"Senate 1996 Farm Bill Highlights,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol2/iss2/4