Change in farm payments possible

Langeuster, Jim
May 2004
Southeast Farm Press;5/5/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 13, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents information on federal farm payments. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) posted on its website a complete list of the individuals and corporations receiving federal farm payments which ignited a debate. The ensuing firestorm not only stirred public interest but spread to the U.S. Congress and even prompted legislation action calling for steep cuts in farm program payments. Areas most likely to see cuts are conservation, rural development and food aid. Recently, Texas Democratic Representative Charles Stenholm predicted that as much as $2.3 billion could be cut from farm program payments within the next five years. Some have even predicted that this marks the beginning of the end of farm payments.


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