The executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs says there’s a loophole on the limit on federal farm payments that lets the big-sized operators cash in. Chuck Hassebrook says there should be a hard 150-thousand dollar limit on loan deficiency payments, and a 30-thousand dollar limit on the fixed payments farmers get from the government.Hassebrook says the simplest thing Congress could do to help family farmers and the rural economy would be to stop subsidizing the nation’s largest farmers and land owners. Hassebrook says escalating farm land values are bad for the rural economy. Hassebrook made his comments during taping of an Iowa Public Television program.
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