Farm subsidies to get stricter standards

USDA Tightens Eligibility Rules For Farm Subsidies
By National Association of Wheat Growers,

“Loopholes remain, but the USDA is tightening its crop subsidy rules by limiting who can collect a payment for managing a farm, historically one of its most porous definitions. The new regulation, to be published on Monday, requires people to perform at least 500 hours of management or at least 25% of the management work required annually to merit a subsidy check — ‘a very major advancement,’ according to a small-farm advocate.”

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