The Common Good

Results for farm subsidies

Welfare for the Wealthy
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

In a New York Times, Op-ed Mark Bittman writes about the hyprocrisy of congressional represenatives who use the Farm Bill to cut SNAP yet also recieves thousands in U.S.D.A farm subsidies and direct payments. ...

Senate Committee Passes $500 Billion Farm Bill
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 8:55am | Type: Blog

Tuesday the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a new five-year farm bill. The bill cuts subsidy payments and the food stamp program while expanding crop insurance. Tuesday the S ...

Grassroots on the Farm
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Oswald Populism sprouts again among many family farmers. DESPITE DECLINING populations, rural America ...

"Lord, when did we see you hungry?": The 2012 Hunger Report
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

Bread for the World has many recommendations in the 2012 Hunger Report, but I’d like to highlight just one for now: “Farm policies should lean more towards the production of healthy foods.” ...