Enzi Supports Cap On Federal Farm Payments
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has joined with a bipartisan group of senators who want to cap federal farm payments to large farming operations.
The proposal would limit annual per farm commodity subsidy payments and marketing loans to $250,000 for married couples. Individual farmers would be capped at $150,000.
Enzi says with the nation’s financial problems there’s no better time to stop making payments to people who don’t need it.
The Wyoming Republican says payments now are being made to people who don’t even farm.
Enzi says he and other supporters hope their proposal is included in this year’s farm bill.