Farm Policy News

Common Sense Payment Limits

In March, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) re-introduced The Rural America Preservation Act. This legislation represents the most important step Congress can take to strengthen family farms. Limit the subsidies mega farms use to drive smaller operations out of business.

Reductions Slash Investments in Rural Towns

Thousands of small business owners across the country have benefited from the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, and many of them don’t even know it. This program started giving loan capital and training grants to organizations, like the Center for Rural Affairs, who work with small business owners in rural areas.

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