New payment limit rules increase 'actively engaged' contributions

Laws, Forrest
January 2009
Western Farm Press;1/17/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the interim final regulation published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be considered actively engaged in farming. To be considered in farming, USDA requires individuals and entities to make significant contributions of capital, equipment or land and personal labor or active personal management. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer believes that the new rule will help address criticism by some in the Congress and interest groups.


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