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2005-07-13 17:20:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. farm subsidies will cost $12 billion more than expected over the next three years, a stiff increase from an earlier estimate due to mammoth crops at home and abroad, the White House forecast on Wednesday. In its mid-year review of federal programs, the White House budget office said lower market prices were in store "for many major commodities" after this fall's harvest. "When commodity prices are lower than the legislated target rate, payments to farmers for...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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