Agriculture

USDA Makes $49 Million in Payments to Ineligible Individuals

In October, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled “Federal Farm Programs: USDA Needs to Strengthen Controls to Prevent Payments to Individuals Who Exceed Income Eligibility Limits.”  The report was requested by Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.

WATCHDOGS CCAGW AND NTU TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: YOU WANT GOVERNMENT WASTE? WE GOT IT…


For Immediate Release

October 16, 2008
CCAGW Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

NTU Contact: Peter J. Sepp (703) 683-5700

        


Pork Alert: Agriculture/Rural Development/Food and Drug Administration

For Immediate Release
August 26, 2008

Contacts:         Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

CAGW Supports Ethanol Mandate Waiver

For Immediate Release Contacts:     Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
June 24, 2008 Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

Corn Ethanol is Not a Panacea

All is not rosy with corn ethanol and other biofuels, according to a February 7 Scientific American online article.  The article reported on the release of two new research studies that show that converting corn to ethanol is leading to increased clearing of the Amazon rainforest and higher costs of food.  Plus, for those who argue that global warming is man-made, the researchers highlighted in the Scientific American article report that corn ethanol production may be making the situation worse.

CCAGW Assails Farm Bill Debacle

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2008

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

CCAGW Statement on Farm Bill

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2008

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

Washington, D.C.The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released the following statement from President Tom Schatz regarding the Farm Bill:

CCAGW Statement on Farm Bill

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2008

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

CAGW Announces 2007 Porker of the Year Nominees

For Immediate Release Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
January 22, 2008 Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

 

FRESH Ideas on Farm Reform

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2007
Contacts:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

By Tom Schatz, President, The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

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CAGW Names Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser April 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor Bowser is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to bail out the failing Washington Metrorail system by taxing Uber and Lyft riders.