President Clinton’s signing of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act (FAIRA) into law in April 1996 marked a major transition in U.S. agricultural policy. FAIRA replaced production constraints, set-aside acres, target prices, and counter-cyclical payments with planting flexibility and decoupled cash payments.
"Agricultural Payments to Iowa under Alternative Programs,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol4/iss1/1