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The Many Ways to Abuse Federal Farm Insurance

Monday, March 9, 2015

A number of farmers nationwide seek ways to defraud taxpayers’ farm insurance dollars in order to game the system.

Florida State University Professor Chad Marzen:

“The vast majority of farmers are very honest, hard-working people who receive a lot of vital support from the program. But it's the unfortunate few instances that have led to more money being appropriated at the federal level to combat fraud.”

Read about their schemes here.

Table Scraps

WBUR discusses recent efforts by federal agencies and private business to cease antibiotic overuse.

Mother Jones dives into the false claim that SNAP beneficiaries don’t make healthy choices.

Tweet of the Day

Whole Foods Market @WholeFoods

It's likely you're familiar with the seasonality of fruits & veggies, but what about seafood? 

Herd Around the Hill

Watch José Andrés discuss his newest restaurant Beefsteak, where fresh produce is front and center.


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