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Pro Farmer Extra
- From the Editors of Pro Farmer newsletter -
May 17, 2013
Farm bills move out of committee
Pro Farmer Associate Editor Meghan Pedersen and Washington Consultant Jim Wiesemeyer did a great job of summarizing the House and Senate versions of the 2013 farm bill in this week's Pro Farmer newsletter. Following is there comparison of the Commodity Titles in the two bills.
Senate Ag Panel safety net:
House Ag Panel safety net:
Comparison and implications:
The Senate will eventually have to boost its savings level and some key ARC provisions may change later in the farm bill process. The Senate bill favors Midwest and northern Corn Belt growers as ARC spending accounts for almost 90% of Title I spending. The House farm bill is more balanced regarding its choice between RLC and PLC.
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