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Published January 16, 2012, 11:22 AM

AFBF ends support for direct payments

Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Honolulu ended their support for the $5 billion annual direct payments program that crop farmers get whether prices are high or low on Jan. 10, but the new policy they passed reflected continued differences between regions and commodities that will make it difficult for the nation’s largest general farm group to develop policy on a new farm bill.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Agweek

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