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    Rescue Taxpayers from Flawed Farm Policy

    House leaders on Tuesday proposed a drought relief package for ranches, orchards, and nurseries as a substitute for the massive five-year farm bill that has been stalled for weeks in the deeply divided chamber. But the very same flaws that have sidelined the omnibus farm bill—lavish subsidies and perverse incentives … More

    USDA Gives Millions to Farmers Who Aren't Actually Farming

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has doled out millions of dollars in subsidies to farms on which farming isn’t actually taking place, according a new report from government watchdogs. Billions more have gone towards supporting farms that don’t grow the crops for which they’re being subsidized. USDA gave nearly $3 … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 14, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. FOX and the Sharks – Mike Gonzalez Are the Rich Undertaxed? – Michael G. Franc In wake of Mumbai attacks, Pak could help save dialogue with India – Lisa Curtis A … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Writing on agriculture’s role in the collapse of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations, Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson summarizes the past 70 years of U.S. farm policy in the New York Times: Here at home Congress recently overrode President Bush’s veto to approve a $300 billion, … More