The Senate has passed the Farm Bill which includes $8 billion of cuts to food stamps and $7 billion of increases to agribusiness. President Obama has said he will sign it into law. Game over.
|By: DSWright Wednesday February 5, 2014 6:45 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday May 5, 2013 4:00 pm|
The American Dream leads most Americans to believe they are entitled to prosperity and success. Some feel they are more entitled to that prosperity and success than others. Some also are more willing to toil for that prosperity and success. If one is handed down prosperity and success, there is an even greater weight to hold up on one’s shoulders, since failure can mean losing everything a family has built from years of hard work and sacrifice.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 13, 2012 2:15 pm|
There were multiple efforts in the various “grand bargain” bills to factor out direct subsidies to farmers. So the subsidies get replaced this year by a crop insurance piece, to compensate farmers in low-yield years. But in the apparently bipartisan zeal to cut more out of the farm bill, to save a relatively paltry $24 billion over ten years, another source of money has been attacked – food stamps.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 23, 2010 1:25 pm|
Ethanol subsidies are up for renewal at the end of the year. And some prominent conservatives have pitched letting them expire, to the chagrin of farm-state Senators and establishment Republicans.
|By: David Dayen Thursday June 3, 2010 12:15 pm|
This latest ad from Arkansas for Change, hits Lincoln on her biggest selling point: her chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which the ad claims she has used to funnel money toward agribusiness and away from family farmers.