FarmPolicy

November 28, 2014

Farm Bill; Trade; Agricultural Economy; Biofuels; and Budget Issues

Farm Bill Issues

Lucy Madison reported yesterday at CBS News Online that, “President Obama said in a CBS News’ town hall meeting on the economy on Wednesday that it may be time to put an income cap on farm subsidies in order to ensure governmental assistance isn’t being funneled to big agri-businesses that don’t need them.

“In the town hall, most of which aired Thursday morning on ‘The Early Show,’ audience member Matt Harsh, a fruit and vegetable farmer, asked the president what his plan was for ‘weaning agriculture off of federal farm support.’”

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