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Monday, June 4, 2012

Debate to Begin on Ending Farm Payments


“A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the politicians who look out for their interests. The Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a five-year farm and food aid bill that would save $9.3 billion by ending direct payments to farmers and replacing them with subsidized insurance programs for when the weather turns bad or prices go south.” (Washington Times)

The budget crisis forces realism on a powerfully lobby.

FEE Timely Classic
“End the Farm Dole Once and for All” by Lawrence W. Reed