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Farmers want conservation programs & an end to payment limit abuse
Today Michelle Perez, Senior Analyst for Agriculture & Natural Resources at EWG, enlightens us about the results and implications of the survey The 2007 Farm Bill: U.S. producer preferences for agricultural, food, and public policy:
A nationally representative survey of farm producers showed that farmers are willing to consider reasonable subsidy limit policy proposals and that they continue to support conservation programs.
As farmers and environmentalists begin to rally their troops in preparation for the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization fight, both sides should take a deep breath and count what they have in common.