Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to ensure farm payments only go to actively engaged farmers.
Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley tells Brownfield he and Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown are reintroducing the Farm Program Integrity Act to set sound and enforceable payment limits for federal subsidies.
“Ensuring that payments are reserved for actively engaged farmers. Those happen to be folks as I describe them, ‘with dirt under their fingernails.”
Brown says too often, farm program payments have gone to producers who do not need support, or to people who aren’t even involved in farming.