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Farmers Set To Receive $7 Billion In 2016 Subsidies - 10% Of Total Income

The USDA has announced it will pay $7 billion in "Agriculture Risk Coverage" and "Price Loss Coverage" (aka "subsidy") payments to farmers this year as prices for most agricultural products, particularly corn, have remained depressed. At $7BN, subsidy payments will be equal to roughly 10% of the USDA's forecast for aggregate farm income in 2016. Farm subsidies this year are up 35% versus the $5.
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