Donald (Don) Carr
Senior Advisor
Minneapolis

Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural conservation
  • Agricultural policy
  • Agricultural pollution
  • Farm subsidies
  • USDA

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About

Don Carr has worked on and off for EWG since 2007, helping to reform policy and raise awareness about food, farming and environmental issues. He’s also written on a wide range of topics for Grist, FERN, Politico, Washington D.C.’s City Paper, Civil Eats and HuffPost. Before joining EWG, Carr worked in rural politics as a communications director for the Democratic National Committee.

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In the News

“When Market Facilitation Program payments continue to overwhelmingly flow to an elite group of the largest farms, wealthy landowners and city residents with no real connection to the day-to-day operations on the land, it’s clear the program is deeply flawed and not delivering aid to those farmers in desperate need.”
- Don Carr
July 30, 2019
“[When bailout funds] continue to overwhelmingly flow to an elite group of the largest farms, wealthy landowners and city residents with no real connection to the day-to-day operations on the land, it’s clear the program is deeply flawed and not delivering aid to those farmers in desperate need.”
- Don Carr
August 1, 2019
“The bottom 80 per cent, the vast majority of farms, these guys are much smaller operations. They’re scraping by. They’re the ones taking the brunt of the trade wars. For a lot of folks, that’s not going to get them by until next month.”
- Don Carr
August 2, 2019
“About 8.4 billion dollars have already been paid out … the top one-tenth of recipients received over 54 percent of these payments. That means the largest, most profitable operations – the biggest and the best – are hoovering up most of these dollars.”
- Don Carr
August 7, 2019

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