The Senate Agriculture Committee needs to include reasonable and legitimate payment limits in the farm bill. The House’s attempt at payment limit reform is far short of what’s needed. There are enough loopholes in the bill that a person can actually increase the amount of subsidy one can get. The Senate needs to take a leadership role on this issue and take action that actually means something.

Sen. Dorgan (D-N.D.) and I have authored legislation that would close loopholes in the farm program which allows some mega-farms and corporate farms to collect seven-figure government checks each year.  The Rural America Preservation Act, would set a limit of $250,000 for farm payments in an attempt to better target farm program payments to family farmers.