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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Oct 8, 2013 03:55 PM CDT

Sen. Charles Grassley raised the bar on tightening rules for being actively engaged in farming by releasing a new Government Accountability Office report showing how extensive some farms use the law and how reluctant USDA is to enforce actively-engaged eligibility.

Grassley co-sponsored proposed changes on payment limits and eligibility for commodity programs in the Senate version of the farm bill now awaiting conference talks. Grassley also argues there should be no need to make changes to the provision coming out of conference talks because the House language adopted by amendment is nearly identical to the Senate bill.

The actively-engaged language ...

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