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The Senate Farm Bill: A Missed Opportunity

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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brian M. Riedl

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Agricultural economics and farm holdings)

Keywords: Agriculture; agriculture; farm bill; subsidies

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

With crop prices soaring, farm incomes setting records, and Congress pledging to reduce the budget deficit, now is an opportune time to reform the bloated and outmoded farm subsidy programs.