Your Comments On...

Farm Program Pays $1.3 Billion to People Who Don't Farm

EL CAMPO, Tex. -- Even though Donald R. Matthews put his sprawling new residence in the heart of rice country, he is no farmer. He is a 67-year-old asphalt contractor who wanted to build a dream house for his wife of 40 years.

By Dan Morgan, Gilbert M. Gaul and Sarah Cohen

© 2006 The Washington Post Company