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Grist spotlights farm bill debate

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Like a barnyard sow basking in attention at a county fair, the farm bill -- that monstrously complex five-year plan for federal agriculture policy -- has suddenly gained a high profile.

Tom Philpott gives some reasons for the farm bill's increased profile as well as a basic overview of how the current farm policy is antithetical to the model of supply and demand.

Paying the Farm Bill; Why federal farm support deserves a fresh look. Grist. (23 Jan 07)


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