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Tobacco buy-out money still leading Harrison County farm subsidies

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By Becky Barnes

In 2011, the  most recent figures available, over $1 million came into Harrison County through agriculture/farm subsidies.
According to Gary Carter, Harrison County Extension Agent for Agriculture, the bulk of that income is through the tobacco buyout for which there is only one year remaining on those payments.
Farm subsidies started in the 1920s when the government initiated the payments to spur farmers to grow products that could be used as food.


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