The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

Farm Bureau delegates end support for direct payments

HONOLULU — Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention here ended their support for the $5 billion annual direct payments program that crop farmers get whether prices are high or low on Tuesday, but the new policy they passed reflected continued differences between regions and commodities that make it difficult for the nation’s largest general farm group to develop policy on a new farm bill. Read More...