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Subsidies

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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.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The 2014 farm bill will prove to be the most expensive ever thanks to new subsidies Congress added on top of the already costly crop insurance program, researchers at the University of Missouri said in an analysis released this week.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

This weekend, Republican candidates for President will head to the first-ever Iowa Agriculture Summit to pledge their fealty to “free markets” and “smaller government.”

Friday, February 6, 2015

A new report shows that some farmers could receive larger payments under newly implemented crop insurance programs than they would have through the discredited -- and now defunct -- direct payments system.

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