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The ‘Reverse Robin Hood Effect’ Of Farm Handouts

December 18, 2017 by

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By Daren Bakst ~ The federal government takes the hard-earned money of taxpayers and gives handouts to farm households that generally make a lot more money than they do. This wealth transfer subsidizes the $15 billion “safety net” for agricultural producers, which ostensibly exists to help these businesses address agricultural risk. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released […]

Next Farm Bill Shouldn’t Play Favorites With Energy

March 10, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The House Agriculture subcommittee on commodity exchanges, energy, and credit is holding a hearing March 9 titled “The Next Farm Bill: Rural Development & Energy Programs.” The 2002 farm bill was the first to contain an energy title, which has since grown to include direct handouts and loan guarantees for advanced biofuels and […]