Nearly 100 farm bill amendments have been submitted to the House Rules Committee. The amendment with the most co-sponsors calls for reform of the federal sugar program. The language would remove barriers to domestic sugar production, which is opposed by the beet and cane grower groups. Another amendment would lower the profit margin that crop insurance companies receive from 14.5 percent to 12 percent. There is also an amendment to eliminate the Harvest Price Option for crop insurance. There is also an attempt to limit the benefits of commodity programs, crop insurance and conservation programs to farmers with an Adjusted Gross Income of $500,000 or less.
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