Tag Archives: Farm Subsidies

It’s time to end farm subsidies once and for all.

Advocates of limited government agree that federal spending is out of control. Even the fiercest budget hawks often balk, however, when they’re asked which specific budget cuts they support. Here’s one:  farm subsidies. These artifacts of the Great Depression, aside from being unconstitutional, have outlived any usefulness their supporters attribute to them. With the U.S.Continue Reading

Surprise: federal farm subsidies discriminate against organic agriculture

Federal farm subsidies cost $14 billion each year, and they represent one of the many counterproductive expenses that ought to be cut sooner rather than later. From one of my FFF commentaries: The subsidies, broadly defined, go predominantly for products with established industries with abundant supplies: corn, wheat, cotton, soy, and rice… These are industry privileges, plainContinue Reading