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Covering Corn - We're All Doing It

Wednesday, November 9, 2005
This year, the New York Times reports, both farmers and the federal government are covering corn at potentially record levels. Farmers are struggling to store this year's bountiful corn harvest, even buying massive tarps to cover mountains of corn that must be left outdoors. Leftover grain from last year and the two Gulf hurricanes have also hurt farmers. For their part, taxpayers will be sending farmers extra subsidy money to compensate for the low corn prices that resulted from the full harvest.

EWG has tracked 10 years' worth of farm subsidies. Visitors to the site can view subsidy payments by name, town, zip code, county or congressional district at http://www.ewg.org/farm.

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