All Over the Map
EWG has developed this interactive map of the more than 450 pro-reform Farm Bill editorials published in the past year from across America. Few issues have garnered as much editorial page criticism of Congress, which by and large has acceded to the subsidy lobby’s preferences for unlimited taxpayer support for the largest commercial farming operations in the country. This occurs while most farmers and ranchers receive no support at all. Congress’ unwillingness to take on these special interests has only increased the clamor for change in the nation’s newspapers, many of which located in the heart of farm country.