Donald Carr

Senior Advisor

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.

External Publications

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.

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Donald Carr
Bloomberg

These folks have from 10,000 to 50,000 acres, are highly capitalized, and they can weather lots of storms.

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Donald Carr
Successful Farming

Despite the record amount of farm welfare payments doled out by this administration, the smaller struggling family farmers get next to nothing while wealthy landowners and massive, highly profitable agribusiness hoover up most of the federal dollars.

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Donald Carr
Before It's News

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.

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Donald Carr
South Dakota Public Radio