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Monday, March 13, 2017

Midwestern politicians, such as Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, usually love mandates to blend more and more ethanol into our gasoline. In fact, Portman cites ethanol as one way to “lower gas prices and create jobs.”

Thursday, March 2, 2017

It’s an understatement to say “there is real potential for a crisis in rural America,” as House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway warned before a hearing on the new farm bill.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

There they go again. In the run-up to the 2018 Farm Bill, agriculture interests are squawking that America is facing a new farm crisis – one that can only be staved off by billions more taxpayer dollars propping up a notoriously bloated and shamefully misdirected morass of federal farm subsidies.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy, Chairman K. Michael Conaway set the tone for increasing farm subsidy spending.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, now chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, opposed the 2014 Farm Bill because of the projected cost of new farm subsidies. At the time, Roberts said the bill was a "march backwards" that would mean more spending and waste.