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Scoring the farm bill policy options

Published on October 29, 2013, by in Farm Bill.

There is an easy way forward on farm policy, and it is not contained in either the House or Senate versions of the Farm Bill that are about be considered by a conference committee. The answer is to extend current law, minus the indefensible direct payments program that almost everyone agrees needs to go. Ranking

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US farm policy amounts to $80 billion for rich people

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Real Clear Markets on October 16, 2013. Alice doesn’t just live in Wonderland anymore; she seems to be everywhere. On ABC, in numerous op ed columns (along with the entire Corleone family in one case), and even hiding out in multiple DC monuments. She has also, apparently, invaded

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A symbolic vote on crop insurance reform

Published on October 11, 2013, by in Farm Bill.

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the AEIdeas blog on October 11, 2013. Update: H.R. 2642 failed the House vote 195/204. The House is likely to vote on its rule for going to conference on the farm and nutrition bills tomorrow. A key point of debate will be the House conferees’ stance on a

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