Mr. Obama's Promises Regarding Agriculture

Promises Stalled Limit subsidies for agribusiness (Comments)
"Obama will implement a $250,000 [farm commodity] payment limitation so that we help family farmers, not large corporate agribusiness. Obama will close the loopholes that allow megafarms to get around the limits by subdividing their operations into multiple paper corporations." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Improve rural schools and availability of doctors (Comments)
"He will improve rural schools and attract more doctors to rural areas." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Try to toughen rules on animal feeding operations (Comments)
"Barack Obama will work for tougher regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to prevent air and water pollution." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Implement payment limitation to help family farmers (Comments)
"Obama will implement a $250,000 [farm commodity] payment limitation so that we help family farmers, not large corporate agribusiness. Obama will close the loopholes that allow megafarms to get around the limits by subdividing their operations into multiple paper corporations." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Strengthen anti-monopoly laws (Comments)
"Obama will strengthen anti-monopoly laws and strengthen producer protections to ensure independent farmers have fair access to markets, control over their production decisions, and fair prices for their goods." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Help organic farmers and promote regional food systems (Comments)
"Obama will help organic farmers afford to certify their crops and reform crop insurance to not penalize organic farmers. He also will promote regional food systems." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Promise to Increase tax incentives for new farmers (Comments)
"(Obama) will also provide tax incentives to make it easier for new farmers to afford their first farm. Obama will increase incentives for farmers and private landowners to conduct sustainable agriculture and protect wetlands, grasslands, and forests." — Obama's "Blueprint for Change"

Provide farmers capital and help rural small businesses (Comments)
"Obama will provide capital for farmers to create value-added enterprises, like cooperative marketing initiatives and farmer-owned processing plants. He also will establish a small-business and micro-enterprise initiative for rural America." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

Create rural revitalization program (Comments)
"Obama will create a rural revitalization program to attract and retain young people to rural America." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

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