The House Agriculture Committee unanimously passed a farm bill that actually makes farm program payments to mega farms larger
The vote by the House Agriculture Committee to increase subsidies to the nation’s largest farms is a disservice to rural America.
Its version of the farm bill raised the true limit on direct payments made regardless of farm prices from $80,000 to $120,000. Mega farms get an additional $40,000 each year to drive their neighbors out of business. The increase is only for married mega farmers. Widows and bachelors take a small cut.