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Farm subsidy Claims Based on Old Data


Last week, the Environmental Working Group sent out a report titled “The Rich Get Richer: 50 Billionaires Got Federal Farm Subsidies.”  A group called Farm Policy Facts said the report was meant to draw attention to the “problem” of well-known celebrities and billionaires pocketing farm subsidies.  The lone comment on the EWG report noted the data used stopped at 2007.  The group notes that loopholes allowing the wealthy to receive farm subsidies were closed in the 2008 Farm Bill.  Some still get environmental conservation subsidies, which the EWG supports.  Those subsidies were omitted from the current billionaires report.

Source:: NAFB News Service