Business / Agriculture / Income Support: Generally, programs providing direct, income-supplementing payments to farmers. Intended to protect farm income without affecting market prices. Production flexibility contract payments provide income support, not price support. The phrase also is used to characterize the nature of support provided to low-income families by various food assistance programs.
Income Adjective Synonyms: return, revenue(s), receipts, proceeds, profit(s), gain(s), takings
Support Verb Synonyms: back (up), stand by, help, bolster, uphold, brace, strengthen, fortify, buttress, prop (up), shore up, reinforce, boost, champion, assist, take up the cudgels for, aid, promote, forward, second, advance, advocate, stand up for, be supportive (of or in), C
Support Noun Synonyms: tolerate, bear, stand (for), suffer, submit to, undergo, brook, stomach, endure, abide, countenance, face, stick, put up with
Business / Agriculture / Price Support: Programs operated by USDA that are intended to raise farm prices when supply exceeds demand and prices are unacceptably low. Support usually is achieved through nonrecourse loans, payments, and purcha MORE
Business / Finance / Nominal Income: Income that has not been adjusted for inflation and decreasing purchasing power. MORE