Home

News 436 views 1 comment

Obama not allowed to cut farm subsidies

US President Obama's proposal to cut farm subsidies has been rejected by the US House of Representatives Agriculture Commission. Obama planned to cut down the subsidies for farmers with an annual turn over of more than US$500,000.

According to the Commission, such a plan can only be executed during the next Farm Bill, in 2012.

Republic Representative on the Commission, Frank Lucas, says the proposal that could save US$10 billion was "ill-conceived" and "ridiculous".

Natalie Berkhout

One comment

  • no-profile-image

    kundan

    these protectionist processes by the Ag commission need to change, ag farmers are not poor, they are multi millionaires and the US needs to have a fresh look at what they are doing wrong, the subsidy system is wrong and needs to be changed.

Or register to be able to comment.