Small Hog Operation Payment (SHOP)

Business / Agriculture / Small Hog Operation Payment (SHOP): A $50 million program, announced January 12, 1999, that makes direct farm payments of up to $5 per hog on the first 500 hogs marketed during the last 6 months of 1998. Operations marketing 1,000 or more hogs during the 6 month period, and those with 1998 gross income greater than $2.5 million were not eligible. The actual payment rate was determined after signup by dividing $50 million by the total eligible. The program was implemented under Section 32 authority to make direct payments to farmers to reestablish their purchasing power. This was the first time in the previous 38 year history of the law that Section 32 funds were used for direct payments.

Other Words for Operation

Operation Noun Synonyms: undertaking, enterprise, venture, project, affair, deal, procedure, proceeding, (day-to-day) business, transaction
Operation Verb Synonyms: function, functioning, working, running, performance, action, motion, movement

Other Words for Small

Small Noun Synonyms: skimpy, niggardly, stingy, uncharitable, ungenerous, scanty, meager, cheap, petty, parsimonious, grudging, stinting, selfish, miserly, tight, tight-fisted, close-fisted, close, poor, insignificant, inadequate, insufficient, unsatisfactory, negligible, tri
Small Adjective Synonyms: slight, secondary, insignificant, trivial, inconsequential, lesser, puny, negligible, minor, trifling, unimportant, paltry, nugatory
Small Verb Synonyms: little, tiny, short, diminutive, petite, mignon(ne), wee, teeny, elfin, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minute, minuscule, baby, bantam, pocket(-sized), mini, undersized, immature, young, under age, pint-sized, peewee


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PIK (Payment-In-Kind) Securities

Business / Finance / PIK (Payment-In-Kind) Securities: Highly speculative bonds or preferred stock that pay interest or dividends through additional bonds or preferred stock. MORE


Business / Accounting / Pre-Payments: One or more accounts set up to account for money paid in advance (eg. insurance, where part of the premium applies to the current financial year, and the remainder to the following year). MORE