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Agriculture Subsidies

Is The Government Making Us Fat?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Is a piece of agricultural legislation actually contributing to obesity? While Congress debated the merits of this year's farm bill, a progressive...

Arthur Delaney

House Republicans Might Take Food Stamps Cuts Out Of Farm Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives might move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, a move that would sp...

Why the Failure of the Farm Bill Was Good for Low-Income Families

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.

Arthur Delaney

Dems Protest Nutrition Cuts By Going On Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To protest nutrition assistance cuts this week, nearly 30 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are limiting their food budgets...

WATCH: Roseanne, HuffPost Community Members On How Farm Subsidies Are Getting Us Sick

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Roseanne Barr joined HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez for a conversation about how subsidies for big agriculture and the food industry are making us si...

Why Are Twinkies Cheaper Than Carrots?

John Robbins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

If you want to eat healthfully, you have to fight an uphill battle. Why are government subsidies pushing in the wrong direction?

There Is No Free Market

Robbie Gennet | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

In order for a market to truly be "free," it can't be manipulated or augmented via subsidies and tax breaks. The term "free" means "not physically res...

Agricultural Policy Should Fuel Health, Not Epidemics!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.

No Quick Subsidies Fix for Food System

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

From chefs and policy wonks to teachers and bloggers, everyone interested in food has an opinion on subsidies and how to craft the 2012 Farm Bill.

Farm Subsidies Paid to the Members of the 112th Congress

Donald Carr | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

It's indefensible to provide subsidies to well-off farmers and landowners, especially in the face of a booming farm economy and a federal budget squeeze.

In The Public Interest: A (Non)Taxing Issue

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Many large companies use offshore subsidiaries and creative tax planning to lower their tax rates at the expense of the rest of us. As legislators wring their hands over missing budget funds, it is eye-popping to see where much of the money has gone.

In The Public Interest: Sunshine for Subsidies: Does 2010 Finally Mark the Rise of Public Scrutiny?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Although much has gone wrong during this year's wrangling over state and federal budget deficits, 2010 may go down as the year that America finally shined a light into the dark budget corners where billions are spent on government subsidies.

PROMISES BROKEN: Rich Farmers Still Getting Most Government Cash

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers crafting a sweeping farm bill in 2008 promised it would cut government payments to wealthy farmers. Two years later, little a...