June 14th, 2012
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Dem, GOP senators want to weed $23.6 billion in antiquated payments to farmers

Sudlersville, Maryland (CNN) - When the wind blows the wheat and the corn stalks glisten in the bright sun, it is easy to see why the Schmidt family has farmed Maryland fields for nearly a century.

Hans Schmidt is a third-generation farmer. Ever since he can remember, he has gotten cash payments from the federal government to help manage the risk of farming.

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