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Farmers Support Subsidy Caps

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

According to Agriculture Online, a poll released on August 2 finds that 67 per cent of voters surveyed in Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota support limiting farm subsidy payments to $250,000 per farm. Senators Grassley of Iowa and Dorgan of North Dakota this year proposed such a limit.

EWG's analysis of U.S. farm subsidy payments shows that the top ten percent of producers raked in 72 per cent of the $131 billion in taxpayer funds distributed from 1995 to 2003.




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