Thursday, January 12, 2012

AgMinute, Jan. 12, 2012

The American Farm Bureau Federation voted Jan. 11 to support federal farm policy that includes strong safety net components, but no direct subsidy payments. In amending the organization’s long-time policy backing the $5 billion subsidy program, the Farm Bureau’s voting delegates adopted a resolution that reflects declining support for direct payments in the Obama administration and in Congress as the House and Senate ag committees begin deliberations on the 2012 Farm Bill.

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