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‘Only 2 cents per meal’: Why we should be grateful for crop insurance (or perhaps not).

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

Yesterday, a crop insurance industry funded group called National Crop Insurance Services, whose motto is “Crop Insurance: Keeps America Growing,” proudly announced that the federal crop insurance program only costs you and me 2 cents every time we sit down at the table to eat a meal. The implication: we should be grateful that such

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Like the past ones, Farm Bill 2013 is an American boondoggle

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

The House of Representatives has now passed a farm bill on an entirely partisan basis. No Democrat voted for the bill, not least because the House leadership voted out the nutrition title that would have reauthorized food stamps, or Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program. Several Republican members also refrained from offering support for the modified legislation

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