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Farm Subsidies Are Corporate Welfare — And They Cost Us Plenty

The idea of eliminating agriculture subsidies has already been tested in New Zealand. In 1985, it eliminated all its subsidies and removed trade barriers. Since then, its farmers have flourished, with productivity improving dramatically.   Looks like New Zealand is … Continue reading

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As Ranchers Face Drought, Trump Administration Cuts Back a Critical Program

The pasture, rangeland and forage program is a hedge against drought. Ranchers pay a premium—half of which is subsidized by the government—and receive indemnities in times of low precipitation. They use those payments for hay and other supplemental feed or … Continue reading

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