Grassley Supports Center for Rural Affairs’ Payment Limit Compromise

Release Date: 

03/27/2008

Contact(s): 

Dan Owens, dano@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs
Lyons, NE – Today Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent Chairman Harkin and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner a farm payment limits proposal drafted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The proposal contains four payment limitation reforms that could potentially save $1 - $2 billion over 10 years.
Grassley told reporters Wednesday while traveling in Iowa to meet with constituents, “As the Agriculture Committee looks for offsets for additional spending, I plan on writing to Chairman Harkin and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Conner to encourage substantive conversations on payment limitations.” Grassley continued, “Farm bill negotiations have clearly pointed to the difficulty in finding acceptable financing mechanisms that meet the demands for farm bill funding as well as having substantial reforms.” Grassley likes the four-point plan put forth by the Center for Rural Affairs and told reporters Wednesday while traveling in Iowa to meet with constituents, "They're (Center for Rural Affairs) a think tank that I've got great confidence in." To view Grassley’s letter: http://www.cfra.org/2008/03/grassley

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