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Price Supports

Price Supports

Raising Price Supports Could Drive Up Government Spending and Distort Planting Decisions
Friday, June 14, 2013

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The House and Senate versions of the pending farm bill are supposed to save $47 billion by repealing three subsidy programs: direct payments, counter-cyclical payments and the average crop revenue election. But both bills would then use almost three-quarters of those savings – about $35 billion – to fund a suite of new farm income support programs designed to put a higher floor under crop prices or guarantee average revenues from crop sales. Read more, download report (PDF).

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