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Lawmakers pushing for controversial new farm subsidy

by Associated Press Published: November 7,2011

Tags: agriculture, crops, farm subsidies, farmers, farms, federal ogvernment, foresters, forests, ranchers, ranches, subsidies, trees

WASHINGTON — Farm-state lawmakers are moving to create a whole new subsidy that would protect farmers when their revenue drops — an unprecedented program that critics say could pay billions of dollars to farmers now enjoying record-high crop prices. The subsidy, free insurance that would cover farmers’ “shallow crop losses” before their paid insurance kicks […] [...]

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