Known as the Official handbook of the Federal Government. This annual resource provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees. Each agency's description consists of a list of principal officials; a summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government; a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority; and a description of consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, and publications.
Public Law 113-79. H.R. 2642. The Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, was created to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. The Farm Bill is renewed about every five years and it provides the opportunity to address agricultural and food issues and governs many agricultural and food programs.