Politics & Government

November 24, 2008

Wealthy continue to get farm subsidies, GAO finds

Millionaire farmers continue to pluck crop subsidies they don't deserve, federal investigators say. At least 2,702 farmers nationwide received subsidies between 2003 and 2006 even through they were making more than the $2.5 million gross income cutoff. The unwarranted payments totaled $49 million and exposed enduring Agriculture Department management problems, investigators concluded.

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