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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  • Payments to farmers may exceed farm bill's expectations
    Farm bill advocates would answer that the $4.4 billion is still cheaper than the old system of direct payments. But lawmakers are increasingly ... To examine this more closely, POLITICO reviewed numbers over the past six years for corn, wheat and soybeans.
    09/20/2016 - 1:01 am | View Link
  • 2014 Farm Bill eliminates direct payments
    The House of Representatives passed the 2014 farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) at the end of January and the Senate passed the bill earlier this week. “This legislation makes many changes from the previous legislation, but the single biggest change is ...
    02/5/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Link
  • Farm bill plows under direct payments
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and ...
    01/30/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Farm bill would end direct payments
    WASHINGTON,D.C. (AP) — A program that puts billions of dollars into 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. The Senate was expected ...
    06/6/2012 - 5:00 pm | View Link
  • Farm Bill: Direct Payments To Farmers May Dry Up In 2012
    UPDATE 10/05/11: House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-OK, says President Obama's plan to cut farm subsidies is a "formula we cannot accept." Speaking at the United Fresh Produce Association's Washington public policy conference, he said ...
    10/4/2011 - 8:03 am | View Link
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  • Farm Bill — Farm Management
    News Releases: Wheat Base Farm Bill Payments Substantial for North Dakota (07-15-16) County Agricultural Risk Coverage Payments Explained (11-11-15)
    09/27/2016 - 4:49 am | View Website
  • USDA 2014 Farm Bill Highlights
    2014 Farm Bill Highlights. Farm Safety Net. Before the 2014 Farm Bill • The 2008 Farm Bill continued direct payments—a system that paid producers regardless of whether
    09/24/2016 - 6:25 am | 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 ...
    09/23/2016 - 3:59 pm | View Website
  • United States farm bill
    In the United States, the farm bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government. The comprehensive omnibus bill is passed every 5 years ...
    09/23/2016 - 12:03 pm | View Website
  • 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet
    FACT SHEET What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for FSA Customers March 2014 Cotton transition payments are limited to $40,000 per year. For the livestock disaster programs ...
    09/22/2016 - 11:57 am | View Website
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