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June 24, 2013USA | By: Barnett/INS
For years, farm advocates have been trying to reduce or eliminate the gaping loopholes in the farm program payment limitations that favor mega-farms and passive investors instead of family farms.
The Senate-passed Farm Bill included those reforms, but the legislation is now stalled after the House failed to pass its version of the bill. Whatever version Congress eventually comes up with, Chuck Hassebrook with the Center for Rural Affairs hopes it includes those long fought for reforms.