NEWS
Direct Payments Remain in '13
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jan 17, 2013 01:46 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas wants to make it clear that he expects USDA to follow through with enrollment and sign up for the direct and counter-cyclical payment programs and that checks should be issued in the fall.

There is a lot of speculation over whether direct payments would actually be sent out in the fall.

Direct payments normally are sent out in the fall, which gives Congress the potential in budget talks to redirect USDA from issuing the payments, which cost about $5 billion a year.

The House Agriculture Committee's office sent a statement to ...

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