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Agriculture

Congress Should Separate Food Stamps from Agricultural Programs

About every five years, Congress passes a farm bill. Despite its name, the farm bill covers more than just agricultural programs. In reality, food stamps account for about 80 percent of the projected cost of the 2014 farm bill Read More. .

What You Need to Know About the EPA/Corps Water Rule

Developed through a flawed process, the water rule is an attack on property rights, and exceeds the broadest interpretation of Supreme Court precedent on CWA jurisdiction. Read More. .

The U.S. Sugar Program: Bad for America

Government interference in the sugar market hurts consumers and food manufacturers by driving up the price of sugar, jeopardizing export growth, and weakening the U.S. economy by diverting resources from more competitive uses. Read More.

Lawmakers should take a hard look at whether farm policies that were created to assist poor family farmers during the Great Depression make any sense in the current era of hugely profitable agribusinesses. They should enact policies that allow farmers to base their crop-planting decisions on market demand, not government subsidies and regulations.

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Experts on Agriculture