New Farm Bill: Welfare in Disguise

Since the Great Depression, lobbying by farmers has proved particularly lucrative but has threatened to detach agriculture from the goal of efficiently producing food for consumers. Today, farm policy consists of an array of subsidies, regulations, spending programs, and land-use restrictions that are widely blamed for the increased cost of food, environmental degradation, fiscal burdens, and the failure of global trade negotiations. 80% of the Farm Bill is for welfare programs.
Learn more at: http://www.aei.org/topic/farm-bill/

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