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Common-Sense Reforms Will Strengthen, Not Weaken, Crop Insurance
Common-sense amendments to place reasonable limits on how much premium subsidy a farm operator can receive will strengthen the program while still providing farmers with a generous safety net. The very same reforms – payment limits, means testing, greater disclosure requirements and ending tobacco subsidies –already apply to other farm programs.
For more information, read AgMag.
Senators Feinstein and McCain will fight crop insurance subsidies to tobacco farmers.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency features a farmer sharing his conservation success story on video.
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@MicheleRSimon Good Cliff notes: Graphic: Five Things to Watch in the Farm Bill - http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/graphic-five-things-to-watch-in-the-farm-bill-20130513
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