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Subsidies

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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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Rural voters played an important role in the last election. As the Senate considers a new Secretary of Agriculture and Congress begins work on a new Farm Bill, it’s important to consider the effect that food and farm policy has on rural communities, especially those that are impoverished.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Last fall, an EWG investigation debunked the agriculture industry’s claims that American farms “feed the world.” In fact, fewer than 1 percent of U.S. exports go toward feeding the hungriest nations.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In recent years, important bipartisan progress has been made to food policy, including new food safety laws, new rules and incentives for healthier packaged foods, increased access to healthier foods, new rules to require healthier food in schools, and efforts to make food labels more transparent.

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