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When Dan Speaks the President Listens

From a statement issued by Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer this afternoon:

"Today, the United States House and Senate announced the completion of a farm bill that unfortunately fails to include much needed reform and increases spending by nearly $20 billion. At a time of record farm income, Congress decided to further increase farm subsidy rates, qualify more people for taxpayer support, and move programs toward more government control.

And this.

Bill Moyers on the Farm Bill

Moyers Video Last week's Bill Moyers Journal on PBS was a special on food, farming and the farm bill. Moyers covers the issues with his usual moral authority discussing the shortage at food banks across the country coupled with the continuation of unlimited payments to very large farms.