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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  • Agricultural subsidy
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  • 2014 Farm Bill Information
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  • What Is the Farm Bill?
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