The report notes that proposed changes to the farm bill put forth by both the House and Senate will “shift subsidies from programs currently subject to means testing to the more generous crop insurance program,” allowing a greater percentage of the funds to be doled out to undisclosed recipients of unknown net worth.

According to EWG’s analysis,

As the Times points out, as legislators plan to shift money from farm programs with oversight requirements and income limits to less regulated crop insurance program, ironically, “other measures would subject food stamp recipients to drug testing, work requirements and income means-testing.”

Further, EWG reports that the “largest one percent of farm businesses received about $227,000 a year in crop insurance premium support in 2011 – while the bottom 80 percent received only about $5,000 apiece.”

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