Agricultural Adjustment Act Passed

1933

The Agricultural Adjustment Act is passed as part of New Deal legislation aiming to stabilize the country’s economic markets. The law sets limits on agricultural production, subsidizing farmers who destroy their surpluses in order to raise the market value of produce. The 1933 law will be replaced in 1938 by more permanent legislation known informally as the Farm Bill, which will expand over time to include protections for farmers, rural communities, consumers and the environment.