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5 questions free-market advocates must ask about the 2014 farm bill

Editor’s note: This piece was co-authored by Brad Wassink. On Monday night, conferees from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees filed a farm bill that has been two years in the making. The bill is large and complicated, with many changes from prior legislation. Given the tight timeline from submission to vote, market-oriented policymakers would

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Truth in advertising: Are there really any federal budget savings in a new Farm Bill?

Congressional leaders are seeking ways to offset the increases in spending that would occur were federal benefits for the long term unemployed to be extended for several months. Some have suggested those savings could come from reductions in farm subsidies embedded in a new farm bill. Yesterday, for example, Senator Grassley (R-IA), a long-time member

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