FarmPolicy

September 16, 2019

Washington Post: "Harvesting Cash" Series Continues

I. Post: Harvesting Cash
II. President Bush on Ethanol
III. Appropriations Issue- Conservation
IV. Brazil
V. Australia

I. Post: Harvesting Cash

Gilbert M. Gaul, Sarah Cohen and Dan Morgan continued their Washington Post series, “Harvesting Cash,” with an update published in today’s paper entitled, “Federal Subsidies Turn Farms Into Big Business.”

“The cornerstone of the multibillion-dollar system of federal farm subsidies is an iconic image of the struggling family farmer: small, powerless against Mother Nature, tied to the land by blood,” the authors noted.

“Without generous government help, farm-state politicians say, thousands of these hardworking families would fail, threatening the nation’s abundant food supply.

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