Max Armstrong shares some history of the farm bill, and what its role is these days. The program has expanded to include food programs and more. Critics of the bill say the name is a misnomer based on the spending in the bill. While it includes crop insurance and price supports, 80% goes to food programs and more.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.