US farmers pin hopes on support remaining intact

May 2007
Farmers Weekly;5/4/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 18, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports on a proposal by the U.S. lobby group American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) which demands that the basic structure of the current Farm Bill in the new Farm Bill for 2008 to 2013. The group wants the full range of commodity programs from direct payments to loan deficiency payments be retained in the new bill. It notes that AFBF aims to reinforce emergency aid for disasters through the establishment of a Standing Catastrophic Assistance program.


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