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Congress Fails Farmers and Taxpayers with its Farm Bill

President Nixon’s secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, once said in 1973, “get big or get out.” He enthusiastically urged farmers to buy up their neighbors’ land. Since then, American agriculture policy has enabled big industrialized farm businesses...

Allen Johnson December 11, 2018
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Congress is Tricking Taxpayers to Pay More for Treats

As people eat their leftover Halloween candy, they may want to think about how much they paid for all those treats.

Allen Johnson November 1, 2018
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Senate Farm Bill helps largest 10% of farm operations

Despite the election year rhetoric about fiscal discipline and deficits, as well as  advancing free-markets and trade, many lawmakers have sided with the influential farm lobby to continue doling out multi-millions of dollars to corporate...

Allen Johnson June 14, 2018
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Without Oversight, RUS Broadband Grant Program Could Follow Path of Stimulus

The recently released Farm Bill contained many of the same wasteful spending items found in past Farm Bills, but also held a few surprises that if not contained with transparency and appropriate oversight could lead to further wasteful spending.

Deborah Collier April 25, 2018
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Americans Continue to Pay More for Sugar

As people eat their leftover Easter candy from last weekend, they may want to think about how much they paid for all those treats.

Allen Johnson April 5, 2018
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Seeing Double: Yes, Even More Duplication!

As part of a continuing series, CAGW is providing you with examples of duplication and overlap within the federal government that has been researched by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  In the 2011 GAO annual report, “Opportuniti

Leslie Paige September 5, 2013
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Farm Bill, Part 2: Divide (the Bill) and Conquer (the Conservatives?)

Rep. Frank D.

William Christian July 9, 2013
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Bottom Feeders Take a Bite Out of the Farm Bill

On June 10, 2013 the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, which included provisions to operate catfish inspections by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSI

CAGW Staff July 3, 2013
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Reform on Sugar Policy Isn’t Getting Sweeter

The Senate overwhelmingly approved its version of the Farm Bill on June 10, 2012 with a vote of 66-27.  There is plenty to say about what is in the $955 billion legislation—with more than $760 billion for going to food stamps and  nutrition programs...

CAGW Staff June 12, 2013
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The Farmers Love This Bill

“The farmers love this bill, The farmers love this bill, High, HIGH, the dairies go, The farmers love this bill!”

William Christian May 14, 2013
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Government Waste TV

There are more than enough egregious examples of mismanagement and inefficiency to create "Government Waste TV."

Thomas Schatz March 29, 2013
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Sugar! Oh, Help Me, Help Me!

“Sugar, Sugar” was the Number One single of 1969.

William Christian March 27, 2013

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