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It’s time to ask farmers to pay more for crop insurance

Published on April 25, 2013, by in Farm Bill.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Roll Call. When somebody else pays for their drinks, most partygoers find they want and need more than a modest amount to drink because at an open bar, the cost of a drink is the time spent waiting in line for service. At a cash bar, lines are

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‘The world’s most outdated law’: Why the next farm bill should be the last

Published on April 25, 2013, by in Farm Bill.

Editor’s note: “‘The world’s most outdated law’: Why the next farm bill should be the last” by Daniel A. Sumner originally appeared in The Atlantic. Daniel A. Sumner is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributor to AEI’s American Boondoggle project. When Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently referred to the

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Ignoring trade commitments and trade relations only hurts our credibility

Published on April 17, 2013, by in Farm Bill.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in The Hill. For many years, a persistent theme in House and Senate Agricultural Committee debates over farm policy has been “Give the farm lobbies the subsidy programs they want and the heck with the consequences for U.S. trade relations.”  Nothing reflects that attitude better than the recent history

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