There's an easier way to lessen the impact of retaliatory agriculture tariffs: repeal our own
Trump's farm bailouts have cost taxpayers more than $28 billion already, and he just announced another $14 billion in payments as part of his reelection pitch to farm-heavy states.
Most of the money will go to the wealthiest agriculture businesses.
Instead of taking a little off the top, Trump needs to give farm subsidies a buzz cut.
The reform could help formalize immigrant farm labor.
Government has tilted the scales in milk's favor for so long that dairies forgot how to compete.
Trump has authorized up to $16 billion in bailout spending this year, on top of $12 billion spent in 2018.
This might seem like nothing more than a snooze-worthy debate over semantics or economic theory or government P.R. strategies. But it matters a lot.
While Trump prepares another round of aid payments for farmers, Marco Rubio is pushing for tariffs on Mexican fruits and vegetables that will send prices soaring.
It would also legalize hemp, which is pretty cool.
More than 1,100 people living in America's 50 largest cities have received bailout funds intended for farmers harmed by Trump's trade war.
The corporate welfare in the farm bill is likely to end up on President Donald Trump's desk anyway, even after a surprising defeat in the House.
The bill is full of handouts to wealthy businesses and other special interests.
Two new efforts in Washington seek to rein in the subsidies.
New Farm Subsidy Programs Were Supposed to Save Money; Instead They've Cost Billions More Than Predicted
Most of the money has gone to a small collection of well-off farms.
The market can't fix the problem when government insists on intervention.
Taxpayers be warned.
Farmers are such a protected class that it's hard to take the notion of a war against them seriously.
Overproduce peanuts and depress peanut prices; don't pay your loans; and collect taxpayers' money.
A trio of interesting stories aren't making national headlines.
Two recent examples illustrate deep and broad problems.
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Just as critics feared, the Farm Bill is waste billed as savings.
From farm grants to "green" technology subsidies, politicians hand out goodies while taxpayers get stuck with the tab.
The best voucher is cash.
Government price supports for sugar drive candy production out of the country and hike prices for American consumers.
Contain your surprise