Program

Marketing Assistance Loans

Category

Agriculture

Subsidy Type

Mandatory

Committees of Jurisdiction

Senate Agriculture Committee

$195 FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$1,152 FY 16-25 Budget Score (in mil.)

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) reauthorized marketing assistance loans from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) for major agricultural commodities such as wheat, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, barley, oats, and peanuts. Marketing loans provide interim financing for producers at harvest time when market prices are low, meaning taxpayers subsidize the storage of crops until market prices improve.

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