Department of Agriculture

Limit farm program payments to 1 farmer with 1 entity

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Currently we have a group of large producers who have figured out how to scam the system and max out program payments by developing multiple entities for their operations. I work with one producer who now has 6 separate entities. "It is all legal" he says as he collects many thousands of dollars of taxpayer dollars while expanding his operation and helping to raise land values in the county. He is not alone. Many farming operations now employ an accountant to figure out ways to get the most government dollars. We have a saying in this area that many "farmers farm the land 3 months out of the year while the other 9 months are spent farming the government".

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Idea No. 1990