Feds Consider Cutting Financial Aid to Farmers

By Scott Sarvay

June 4, 2012 Updated Jun 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM EDT

Washington D.C. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The federal government might soon cut-off financial aid to farmers.

The U.S. Senate is set to talk about a proposed piece of legislation that would end direct payments to farmers.

Instead, under the proposed law, the government would create an insurance program to subsidize farmers for bad weather and low prices.

The five-year plan would cut $9.3 billion from the budget.

The changes are included in a larger, half trillion dollar nutrition bill making its way through Congress.

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