Update: Enviro Working Group Farm Subsidy Database

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Update: Enviro Working Group Farm Subsidy Database

Press Release of AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION & FORESTRY DEM Committee

Statement of Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database

Contact: Kate Cyrul / Jennifer Mullin
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Washington, D.C. "“ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today released the following statement on the farm subsidy database compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Harkin was instrumental in writing a provision into the 2002 farm bill that required USDA to develop a database that attributes payments to individuals instead of stopping at the level of corporations and co-ops as was the case with previous databases. 

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