New Farm Bill Would End Direct Payments To Farmers

A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the politicians who look out for their interests.

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  • Farm Bill: The Long and Winding Road That Brought Us Here
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    10/12/2016 - 3:10 am | View Link
  • 2014 Farm Bill eliminates direct payments
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    02/5/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Link
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  • 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet
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    10/16/2016 - 12:01 am | View Website
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    10/15/2016 - 3:11 pm | View Website
  • USDA-Farm Service Agency Home Page
    The Farm Service Agency's (FSA) electronic Hay Net Ad Service (HayNet) is an Internet - based service allowing farmers and ranchers to share 'Need Hay' and 'Have Hay ...
    10/8/2016 - 9:58 am | View Website
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    08/29/2016 - 7:56 pm | View Website
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