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Should Washington End Agricultural Subsidies?

By Vincent H. Smith – Re-Blogged From The American Enterprise Institute

U.S. farmers don’t need support from U.S. taxpayers, either directly or through legislation that restricts the supply of a commodity to raise its price. 710 more words

GDP & Employment

U.S. Farm Subsidies and Support for Specialty Crops

Introduction

The Agricultural Act, or what is more commonly known as the U.S. Farm Bill, is the primary legislation by which America sets its agricultural policy. 2,932 more words

Food

Believing Impossible Things

   By Bob Shapiro

The other night, I talked with my new friend Jack about the Economy, Taxes, and eventually Social Security. I explained that the unfunded liability for Social Security was far beyond what was possible to meet, and that somewhere down the road, Social Security would default. 954 more words

GDP & Employment

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: A scrap for the Middle Class

Have you read the news lately?  Obama has just released $10 Million to several States to create good paying jobs to enable food stamp recipients to get off ” the Public trough”.   137 more words

#Obama

Who Benefits from Agricultural Subsidies?

Check out my post on my department’s blog about some of the research I have been doing lately: Who Benefits from Agricultural Subsidies?

Economics

What 'The Bachelor' reveals—and conceals—about Iowa farmers

Iowa farmers are having a moment.

On March 7, the first-ever Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines drew Republican presidential hopefuls like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Ted Cruz, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. 944 more words

Leadership

Remove Agricultural Subsidies

By Chris Edwards – Re-Bloggd From http://www.Cato.org

Overview

The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributes between $10 billion and $30 billion in cash subsidies to farmers and owners of farmland each year.. 3,746 more words

GDP & Employment