Budget deal left farm bill intact

Direct payments get a reprieve

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.

As part of the broad budget deal reached by Congress on the first day of the year, lawmakers extended billions of dollars worth of federal agriculture programs, including upfront payments that are made to farmers.

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