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Direct Payments Not Dead Yet – For Cotton Farmers Like Fincher
The farm bill Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) voted to support as a member of the House Agriculture Committee does indeed end direct payments – except for cotton farmers like… Fincher.
But that’s not all. Fincher also voted in committee to create a supercharged new crop insurance subsidy program for cotton farmers.
Read the full Ag Mag post here.
EWG’s Kari Hamerschlag explains in today’s Sacramento Bee why farm bill conservation programs are key to protecting California’s drinking water.
In These Times has more on the impacts of the new limits on SNAP eligibility in the farm bill.
Tweet of the Day:
@Brettneely I reported last week the House Farm Bill was short on votes. Now Boehner says he will vote for it - had been a foe http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/boehner-voting-for-farm-bill/
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