Bush Vetoes Farm Bill, Override Expected

President Bush yesterday vetoed the 2007 Farm Bill, describing it as bloated with federal subsidies for wealthy commodity crop growers.

WASHINGTON β€” President Bush yesterday vetoed the 2007 Farm Bill, describing it as bloated with federal subsidies for wealthy commodity crop growers. β€œAt a time when net farm income is projected to increase by more than $28 billion in one year, the American taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize that group of farmers who have adjusted gross incomes of up to $1.5 million,” Bush said in the message. "When commodity prices are at record highs, it is irresponsible to increase government subsid

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