Why still pay farmers NOT to plant corn?

With the price of corn rising and shortages due to the damand of ethanol plants, why are US taxpayers still being strapped to pay for "Set Aside" programs? Set aside pays farmers a fee to leave their fields unplanted to prevent over production that would make the commodity so cheap as to force... show more With the price of corn rising and shortages due to the damand of ethanol plants, why are US taxpayers still being strapped to pay for "Set Aside" programs?

Set aside pays farmers a fee to leave their fields unplanted to prevent over production that would make the commodity so cheap as to force farmers out of business; in a nutshell.

So isn't time to stop this practice?
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