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Resource ID: #12189
Subject: Agriculture
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Date: Jan. 15

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that "Farmers routinely collect federal insurance and disaster payments on crops prone to fail. In the process, taxpayers are stuck with a steep price tag for fraud and abuse - well over $100 million a year...(as result of) the failures of the federal government's system for managing agricultural risk; the system is easily corrupted and covers marginal farms, where crops fail year after year. Congress' decade-long expansion of the system has opened a Pandora's box of federal crop payments that defy common sense, waste hundreds of millions of taxpayers' dollars and subvert the honest living for which farmers are admired..."

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