A government audit of the Agriculture department found that millions of dollars in farm subsidies are paid each year to farmers who have been dead for a year or longer, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Between 2008 and 2012, The Natural Resources Conservation Service, which oversees conservation assistance and farmland protection programs, sent $10.6 million to more than 1,000 people who died more than a year prior. The Risk Management Agency, which manages crop insurance, paid $22 million to more than 3,400 people who had died at least two years prior, according to the Times.

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