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Pruning Farm Subsidies

By Victor Davis Hanson - February 17, 2011

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In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H.W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies in the late 1980s. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed. The so-called 1996 "Freedom to Farm Act" was supposed to stop farm supports for good, by offering the carrot of...

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