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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    All this changed with the 1996 Farm Bill; supply management tools were disbanded entirely and direct payments were introduced. Direct payments, designed to be crop neutral and non-distorting so as to comply with international trade obligations, sent annual ...
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  • Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill
    First, Congress formally combined food stamps with farm support programs to build a broad coalition of votes that had become necessary to pass the farm bill. Second, Congress created a target price system of farm support, making direct deficiency payments ...
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    But if direct payments were going to be cut ... The first version of the Senate Ag Committee's farm bill, with Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the helm and Sen. Pat Roberts serving as ranking member, delivered a shallow-loss revenue protection program favored ...
    03/14/2017 - 2:10 am | View Link
  • Farm bill plows under direct payments
    A five-year federal farm bill that could become law in the coming week does away with farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years. Gone are direct payments, a politically untenable system that paid landowners a ...
    02/1/2014 - 3:21 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 ...
    02/1/2014 - 9:20 am | View Link
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    Farm Bill Programs & Grants – Overview. The charts below provide a quick guide to federal farm and food-related programs and grants, organized by issue and by who ...
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    03/23/2017 - 4:56 pm | View Website
  • Agricultural Subsidies | Downsizing the Federal Government
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spends $25 billion or more a year on subsidies for farm businesses. The particular amount each year depends on the market ...
    03/23/2017 - 10:44 am | 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 ...
    03/22/2017 - 12:26 pm | View Website
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    Four CA Regional Agritourism Summits in February & March. The University of California Small Farm Program and UC Cooperative Extension advisors in four California ...
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