Saturday, May 03, 2008

Small Farm Provision

The House-Senate conferees on the farm bill are reported to be looking after the small farmer--they're prohibiting small farmers (less than 10 acres of ?) from getting payments. Not clear what the "?" means nor what "payments" means. I can hear the rhetoric now, particularly when people (like Ken Cook or Tom Philpott) search around and discover a very deserving, struggling small farmer.

(Not that I don't have some sympathy for the logic here.)

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