Grassley Statement on Payment Limits/Actively Engaged in Farm and Nutrition Bill Print
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Written by Grassley Press   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 14:25

Monday, January 27, 2014

Senator Chuck Grassley made the following statement after seeing text of provisions he championed in the farm and nutrition bill.

“It appears the payment limit and actively engaged reforms, which Congress overwhelming approved, have been watered down to the point they will likely have little to no effect.  It’s bad for agriculture, it’s bad for taxpayers who are worried about the debt, it’s bad for our credibility with trading partners, and it’s bad for the future of farm programs.

“Getting the farm program back to its original intent was supported by a majority of both the House and the Senate.  It’s one of the few areas where Republicans and Democrats have come together.  Yet, a select few are allowing the farm program to be exploited by putting wealthy, so-called farmers ahead of small- and medium-sized farms and young and beginning farmers.  This is an example of why Congress has a 12 percent approval rating.”
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