Center for Rural Affairs Rejects Senate Payment Limits Agreement
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) announced that the deal includes, among other things, a payment limits provision that closes the three-entity rule and requires direct attribution.
According to the Center for Rural Affairs Senator Conrad’s payment limitation proposal fails to close loopholes that allow the nation's largest farms to receive multi-million dollar farm payments and does virtually nothing to tighten the porous paper limits that have become a point of criticism nationally.
"This deal is the opposite of reform," added Hassebrook.
The agreement was negotiated primarily among Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Senator Conrad (D-ND).