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Farm Subsidy Database
The decades-old momentum behind federal farm subsidies delivered $13.4 billion to farmers in 2006, according to the latest update of the Environmental Working Group's Farm Subsidy Database website. Now including 2006 USDA data, the new website shows that from 1995 to 2006 or the past 12 years, taxpayers have sent over $177 billion in subsidies to farmers. Taxpayers will continue to send billions more, even as the farm economy posts record prices for many crops, and record incomes for most farmers.