Meeting Requirements & Tainted Diet
Meeting Requirements & Tainted Diet plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Internal Revenue Service have begun efforts to ensure that high-income individuals and entities who request USDA payments meet income limits set forth in the 2008 Farm Bill. This is in response to the discovery of nearly 50-million dollars in payments to ineligible farmers. Beginning with the 2009 crop year and for successive years, in order to be eligible for USDA payments, all recipients will be required to sign a separate form which grants IRS the authority to provide income information to USDA for verification purposes. Press Secretary Nayyera Haq says they found a lot of money going where it shouldn’t.
HAQ: The GAO revealed a report in 2008 stating that about $50-million dollars had been allocated to farmers that were not eligible for those payments.
The FDA has released a list of tainted diet products that contain undeclared products and even prescription drugs in amounts that greatly exceed maximum recommended dosages and can cause serious health consequences. To see the complete list visit the FDA website, fda.gov. The health risks posed by these products can be very serious and include high blood pressure, seizures, tachycardia or rapid heartbeat, palpitations, heart attack, and stroke.
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
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Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.