Baylen Linnekin on Fixing the Current Farm Bill Fiasco

Having failed so far to pass a five-year Farm Bill despite repeated attempts, Congress is making what appears to be a final push to resuscitate the bill—the current version of which expired in September.

To no one’s surprise, there are the familiar, shopworn, and empty calls to craft “a smarter and more focused farm safety net for the future.” Baylen Linnekin of Keep Food Legal has a better idea: Scrap the very idea of a farm bill. Congress should instead get to work eliminating farm subsidies entirely.

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