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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    ... to its kennels a periodic bill in ... March, when the payments stopped ... the town will continue to direct Animal ... as the 47 trapped on ...
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    08/29/2014 - 5:28 am | View Link
  • Wonkbook: What you need to know about the CBO’s new report on the ... - Washington Post
    CBO calculates interest payments on ... And...a direct tax is still more ... Rick Jervis in USA Today . Farm bill has become midterm flashpoint.
    08/28/2014 - 8:50 am | View Link
  • Zulauf To Discuss Farm Bill Programs at FSR - Indiana Prairie Farmer
    The new legislation ends direct payment ... analysis related to the farm bill during this year's Farm Science ... lower price-lower revenue year, ...
    08/28/2014 - 5:41 am | View Link
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    There are mixed signals on U.S. finances from the CBO.
    08/28/2014 - 8:26 am | View Link
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    USDA announced Tuesday that the Stacked Income Protection Plan, or STAX, will be available for upland cotton farmers from crop insurers for the 2015 crop year.
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  • Changes Coming To Farm Safety Nets
    While popular with some farmers, the payments were maligned by most lawmakers who saw them as wasteful. However, under the new Farm Bill passed earlier this year, Congress repealed the direct payments in favor of a new safety-net based on crop insurance.
    09/30/2014 - 6:41 am | View Link
  • USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers can begin signing up for new safety net programs next week established in the 2014 farm bill that replace the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on risks ...
    09/27/2014 - 5:27 am | View Link
  • New Farm Programs Ready to Go
    Vilsack says, “The 2014 Farm Bill represented some of the largest farm policy reforms in decades.” Direct payments were one of the most controversial farm subsidies, paying farmers regardless of production so as not to distort planting decisions.
    09/26/2014 - 12:44 am | View Link
  • 2014 Farm Bill eliminates direct payments
    The House of Representatives passed the 2014 farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) this week and the Senate is expected to pass the bill the first week of February. “This legislation makes many changes from the previous legislation, but the single biggest ...
    02/5/2014 - 3:30 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 - 9:50 pm | View Link
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    09/30/2014 - 1:54 am | View Website
  • 2014 Farm Bill Decisions: Payment Yield Update Option ...
    The 2014 farm bill provides the owner of a Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm with a one-time option to update the farm's payment yield for covered crops.
    09/29/2014 - 11:24 pm | View Website
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
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  • 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 ...
    09/29/2014 - 6:49 am | View Website
  • Understanding the Farm Bill: Counter-Cyclical Payments ...
    Understanding the Farm Bill: Counter-Cyclical Payments, Base Acres, and Other Things Most People Don't Understand Posted in Farms & Gardens, News & Views on Tue, 04 ...
    09/27/2014 - 7:37 pm | View Website
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