Direct Government Payments

Government program payments for commodity and conservation programs to the farm sector have increased since 1997, averaging $16.2 billion over 1998-2010. Direct government payments are forecast to shrink to about $10.6 billion in calendar year 2011 due to a decrease in disaster payments, and in price-sensitive counter-cyclical payments, marketing loans and loan deficiency payments.

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