Policy Documents

Bloated Farm Subsidies: Will the 2013 Farm Bill Really Cut the Fat?

June 12, 2013
Policy Analysis
American taxpayers currently spend more than $20 billion per year on farm subsidies, the vast majority of which flow to the largest and wealthiest farming operations. The upcoming farm bill provides Congress the opportunity to eliminate the programs that simply transfer money from less-wealthy taxpayers to wealthier farm households. The question is, will the 2013 farm bill make these politically sensitive cuts?