USDA finalizes actively engaged in farming rule

USDA finalizes actively engaged in farming rule

THE U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a rule to ensure that farm safety net payments are issued only to active managers of farms that operate as joint ventures or general partnerships — consistent with the direction and authority Congress provided in the 2014 farm bill.

The final rule, which exempts family farm operations, closes a loophole whereby individuals who were not actively part of farm management still received payments.

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