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Common-Sense Reforms Will Strengthen, Not Weaken, Crop Insurance

Monday, May 20, 2013

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.


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