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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Farmers Divided Over Fate of Agricultural Subsidies


“With budget cuts all the rage in government, Craig Lang, a dairyman and president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, proposed something that would have been unthinkable in farm country a few years ago: ending direct payments to farmers for crops…. But Depression-era farm programs do not die easily, even in this political environment. The American Farm Bureau Federation, a farm advocacy group, and several farm state lawmakers are resisting efforts to curtail payments to farmers.” (New York Times)

A rare opportunity?

FEE Timely Classic
“U.S. Agricultural Programs: Who Pays?” by E.C. Pasour Jr.