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Will Congress cut food programs instead of wasteful farm subsidies?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The Associated Press reports that Congress is considering cutting food programs for the poor instead of reforming wasteful farm subsidies to huge agribusinesses. The farm programs cost taxpayers billions while hurting small family farms and ranches.

EWG President Ken Cook calls the possible move "a reverse Robin Hood effort to rob the poor to enrich the rich."

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