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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Last week (April 18) EWG published the names of the fifty billionaires on the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans who received millions of dollars in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2014. It’s apparent that some folks missed the point.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pollution in Minnesota’s drinking water has gotten worse in recent years, but no one wants to call out the industry responsible. It’s been the primary source of water pollution for decades, making water in some areas of the country dangerous to drink and costing local taxpayers millions of dollars to clean it up.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It’s bad enough that farm subsidy rates are driven by politics, not good policy, as legendary agricultural economist Carl Zulauf noted last week. But it turns out, Zulauf says, that subsidies also drive growers to plow up wetlands and grasslands to grow corn and soybeans, increasing farm pollution.

Monday, April 25, 2016

All of us who like mushrooms let out a big gasp last week after learning that a GMO mushroom could wind up on our dinner tables without any notice or label.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Americans might think that there’s a formula to determine the amount of premium subsidies growers get through the federal crop insurance program. They’d be wrong. The subsidies are based on what politicians think taxpayers are willing to pay.

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