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Turning the farm bill into a food bill

June 2012

 

EWG worked with subsidy reform champions to support five floor amendments to the Senate farm bill. Two  prevailed: an amendment by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) to make conservation compliance a condition of crop insurance and an amendment by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to reduce insurance subsidies for large farms.  EWG led a broad coalition to oppose the House farm bill.  

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