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Grassley: Will We Help Everybody in the Food Supply?

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

When asked in a recent interview about a provision in the Senate's emergency spending bill that would give some, not all, farmers extra money to compensate for high energy costs, Senate Finance Committee Chairman said:

"If you start helping farmers with the cost of production, where are you going to end with everybody else in the food supply, from the farm to the table? You could justify helping everybody."

Sen. Grassley pointed out that the president has threatened to veto the Senate's bill if it exceeds $92.5 billion, and said he could see removing the $1.5 billion slated for a small subset of farmers.

To see who would share the $1.5 billion bonus, please visit http://www.ewg.org/reports/agsupp2006/cdmap.php .