Obama budget: direct payment changes, conservation program cuts

Bennett, David
March 2011
Southwest Farm Press;3/3/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p16
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the fiscal year 2012 budget of U.S. President Barack Obama that aims to answer the high commodity prices and the low economic condition. The president's proposals for agriculture include 2.5 million dollars in direct payment cuts over 10 years and a proposed pre-farm cap for commodity program direct payment from 80,000 dollars a year to 60,000 dollars a year for a married couple. Problems of the Market Access Program are also presented.


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