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Title: Income Limit for Subsidies to Farmers
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment that would grant subsidies to part-time farmers, ranchers, or foresters with an average adjusted gross income that does not exceed $250,000 and to full-time farmers, ranchers, or foresters with an average adjusted gross income that does not exceed $750,000 and would increase funding for certain programs.
More Info About this Vote
- Increases funding for certain programs, including an additional $100 million for beginning farmer and rancher development programs over fiscal years 2013 through 2017, an additional $20 million for organic agriculture research over fiscal years 2013 through 2014, an additional $70 million for grants for state initiatives to improve broadband service over fiscal years 2009 through 2017, and an additional $40 million for biomass crop transition assistance programs over fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.