WASHINGTON — The U.S. Farm Bill is up for renewal this year, and the outlook is looking good for fruit and vegetable growers. Historically, the Farm Bill — last renewed in 2002 — has favored large subsidies for commodity crops such as wheat, corn, rice, soybeans and cotton. Growers of these five crops, primarily major agribusiness operations, have received more than 90% of the subsidy payments allocated in past farm bills. However, this year, “specialty” crops — an umbrella category that ...
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