Source: Purdue University

Farmers who favor continuation of federal commodity payments should come away from Tuesday's (Nov. 2) election feeling good, a Purdue University agricultural economist said.


Although Republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats held onto the majority in the Senate, the new agricultural committees in each chamber aren't likely to touch farm subsidy programs, said Otto Doering, a farm policy specialist. There's even a good chance both committees will abandon attempts by current House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson to eliminate direct payments, he said. 

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