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The U.S. Agriculture Department had a golden vision when it launched an ambitious plan a decade ago for a computer system meant to modernize how the government pays farmers and ranchers. Symbolizing that hope, the acronym for this huge project was MIDAS.

But things went wrong with the program early on, and now, as Peggy Lowe from Here & Now contributor Harvest Public Media reports, the MIDAS program has lost that golden glow.


This segment aired on November 18, 2015.

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