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New US Farm Bill Reaps Controversyi
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February 07, 2014 11:02 PM
U.S. farmers will no longer get automatic checks from the government under new agriculture legislation the President signed into law Friday. But critics say the new Farm Bill simply replaces the old subsidies with new ones that may violate international trade rules. And as VOA’s Steve Baragona reports, the bill also includes reforms in how the U.S. helps the hungry around the world.

New US Farm Bill Reaps Controversy

Published February 07, 2014

U.S. farmers will no longer get automatic checks from the government under new agriculture legislation the President signed into law Friday. But critics say the new Farm Bill simply replaces the old subsidies with new ones that may violate international trade rules. And as VOA’s Steve Baragona reports, the bill also includes reforms in how the U.S. helps the hungry around the world.


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