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Subsidies

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Growing corn to make fuel for your car just doesn’t work. And reversing government policies that require it would ease a world of problems.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Two of the nation’s leading agricultural economists say federal crop insurance is greatly over-subsidized, adding yet another authoritative voice to those calling for reform.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Many of the Democrats who lost their seats this week voted for the 2014 farm bill – only to see farm groups donate to their Republican opponents.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A new analysis by economists at Ohio State University and the University of Illinois concludes that lavish subsidy programs created in the 2014 farm bill could cost taxpayers billions more than expected.

Friday, September 12, 2014

This week, the Department of Agriculture predicted that the 2014-2015 U.S. corn harvest will be the largest ever. Because of policies that Congress adopted in the 2014 farm bill, that could also mean record payouts of taxpayers’ money.

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