With the Uruguay Round complete and the World Trade Organization underway, agricultural policy reform efforts shifted back to the domestic arena. New domestic action came first in the US, where new legislation was needed with the expiration in 1995 of the 1990 farm bill. Since US agricultural policy, with the changes instituted in the 1990, seemed well within the parameters set by the Uruguay Round Agricultural Agreement, there really were no strong international pressures for further reform. However, as we shall see, the changing US domestic situation catalyzed significant new reform.