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World Series of Subsidies!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Boston Red Sox may have won the World Series in baseball, but when it comes to the World Series of Subsidies, look no farther than EWG’s Subsidy All Stars

A team stacked with the America’s wealthiest farmers, each All Star received over $1 million in federally subsidized crop insurance for their giant operations located in a whopping 174 countries around the country.

See the stats for the number one player below:

See the full team roster and cards with the All Star here.

Table Scraps:

USA Today reports on the 47 million Americans that will be hit by the cuts to SNAP that took effect today.

Tweet of the Day: @ranoffic Protecting wildlife habitat another reason #farmbill should relink #conservationcompliance & #cropinsurance

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