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Time to End Secret Subsidies

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two amendments to the House Farm Bill would tell us who receives crop insurance subsidies, including members of Congress and senior Administration officials.

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More Than 600 Newspapers Call For Subsidy Reform:

An interactive map developed by the Environmental Working Group shows where more than 630 U.S. newspapers have published editorials demanding farm subsidy reform. Nearly 80 new editorials have now been added to EWG's interactive map.

To view All Over the Map, click here.

Table Scraps:

The National Black Farmers Association has released a letter supporting reform to the crop insurance program, making it a more equitable and transparent safety net.

Strange bedfellows are expressing opposition the bloated subsidy programs in the farm bill, CNN Money reports.

The Lexington Herald-Leader on why families and small farms should be working to change the “give to the rich, take from the poor” House farm bill.

Tweet of the Day:

@apeterka Conservation priority among 100-plus farm bill amendments chosen for debate http://www.eenews.net/eedaily/2013/06/19/stories/1059983094 …

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