Farmers Dismayed As New Farm Bill Dumps Direct Payments

Farmers Dismayed As New Farm Bill Dumps Direct Payments

The threatened end of cash subsidies to the nation’s row crop farmers dates back through at least the last two iterations of national agriculture policy legislation.

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That threat became real, though, earlier this year when Congress passed the newest Farm Bill.

The measure eliminates direct payments, money doled out simply as a revenue enhancement based on a producer’s acreage.

Read the full story by Rick Crawford on ArkansasBusiness.com.