Dead Farmers Receiving Millions of Dollars In Subsidies

The General Accountability Office released a report that shows millions of dollars in subsidies have been paid out to dead farmers.  From 2008 to 2012, $10.6 million was paid out to farmers who had been dead for a year or more.  The payments were made by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the US Department of Agriculture.  Another division of the USDA, the Risk Management Agency also paid out $22 million to over 3,400 policyholders who had been dead for two years or more. The Read more […]