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Crop Insurance

Unlimited crop insurance subsidies now cost the taxpayer $9 billion a year and overwhelmingly flow to the largest and most successful farm businesses.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

A new report by the Government Accountability Office, which shows crop insurance subsidies going to deceased policyholders, underscores the need to reform the federal crop insurance program, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement. 

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Farm income has never been higher. The federal deficit has never been deeper. So why are House Republicans celebrating passage of a “farm-only” farm bill that includes the most generous farm subsidies in history?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Under the best-case scenarios, crop insurance alone is expected to cost taxpayers $9 billion over the next 10 years. So who are the 48 Republicans who voted for this lavish taxpayer funded giveaway?

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

“House Republicans voted today for a ‘farm only’ farm bill that expands crop insurance subsidies for the most successful farm businesses and fails to renew programs that help feed the nation’s hungriest children,” Environmental Working Group said in a statement.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The House should overwhelmingly reject the terrible “farm-only” farm bill being considered this morning.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It is unconscionable that House leaders have put forward a farm bill that provides unlimited subsidies to the largest and most successful farm businesses and guts programs to help the environment.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

House leaders got a lot of grief for the failure of the farm bill. And, now they are getting a lot of grief for proposing to divide the bill into two bills.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Almost as soon as the gavel came down last week on an historic defeat for the farm bill in the House of Representatives, people started asking: What happens now?

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Subsidy reform could provide the path to passage of the farm bill.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

During a hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources this week, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) once again declared that “direct payments” would end under the farm bill being considered by the House.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

No one should be surprised that the full House of Representatives thoroughly rejected the bloated and divisive farm bill (H.R. 1947) produced by the Agriculture Committee. Here's why:

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The House of Representatives faced a clear choice on Thursday afternoon when it came time to vote on the farm bill – formally known as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. It’s kind of ironic that “reform” is in the title, since a lack of true reform helped doom the bill.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

There’s only one name that suits the farm bill that will be debated on the floor of the House today: Fincher’s Farm Bill.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How many members of Congress receive farm subsidies? If the House adopts an amendment to the farm bill requiring disclosure of subsidy recipients, including those who get crop insurance subsidies, we’ll finally get to know.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

No one expected the House Agriculture Committee to produce a farm bill that protects taxpayers, supports family farmers, rewards stewards of the land and feeds the hungry.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The bill Rep. Fincher voted to support as a member of the House Agriculture Committee does indeed end direct payments – except for cotton farmers like… Fincher. 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The budget-busting farm bill headed to the House floor next week is bad news for taxpayers. Here’s why this bill, officially H.R. 1947, shouldn’t pass. 

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thanks to the leadership of Senators Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Senate today (May 23) passed a truly historic amendment to the Senate farm bill.

 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

There’s a lot of nonsense being circulated as the full Senate debates the farm bill and members finally bring up amendments to make common sense reforms to the federal crop insurance program.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Congressman Fincher: Stop stealing our money.

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