Farm subsidies to get stricter standards

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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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