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Subsidies

EWG keeps you up to date with analysis of the latest news, interviews with experts and more.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What could a member of Congress who has collected more than $3 million in federal cotton subsidies want in his Christmas stocking this year? If you’re Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) , the answer is: more taxpayer giveaways to cotton farmers.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The savings to taxpayers from the so-called reform of federal farm subsidies are turning out to be mythical – while cuts to programs to help farmers protect the environment are all too real.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A new EWG report released this week pulls back the curtain on the billions of taxpayer dollars that get wasted every year through the “prevented planting” federal crop insurance program that encourages growers to plow up ecologically important wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota.

Friday, March 27, 2015

In a recent article in Politico , reporter David Rogers took issue with estimates of per-acre subsidy payments that growers could receive under the Agriculture Risk Coverage farm subsidy program created in the 2014 farm bill – estimates that EWG highlighted in a March 13 blog .

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Buried in a recently released U.S. Government Accountability Office report is staggering evidence that the federal government’s crop insurance program serves as another source of farm business income instead of what most people would consider an insurance program.

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