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Reduce the role of the federal government in the agriculture business.
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2011
Farm subsidies transfer income from taxpayers to farm owners. About 90% goes to large corporate farms, enabling them to buy out small farmers.
Setting prices above the market level by giving loans, price supports and direct payments and accepting crops as payment for loans results in surpluses and waste.
Other effects are to subsidize junk food and create the need for other nutritional measures.
Government "marketing orders" let 39 groups of farmers block competition and maintain high prices.
Import restrictions impose tariffs on imported farm products and limit the amount of product that can be imported.
U.S. farm policies have a disastrous effect on poor farmers in developing countries.
Get the federal government out of the agriculture business.
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