What will we get for our billions of Farm Bill bucks?

By Metro Farm

The federal government will soon craft a new Farm Bill that will give billions of dollars to the largest, most profitable farms in the nation.  This leads us to ask…

What will we get for our billions of Farm Bill bucks?

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts Iowa State University Economics Professor Bruce Babcock and Farm Bill Hackathon Hostess Beth Hoffman for a conversation about the 2012 Farm Bill.

Topics include why the government crafts a new Farm Bill every five years; how Farm Bills are used to govern the nation’s agriculture; and whether Farm Bills have become Reverse Robin Hoods, in which government takes from poor tax payers and gives to wealthy farmers.

Listen on your radio, computer or mobile device: Food Chain Radio

Food Chain Radio Show #755 • December 17, 2011

3 responses to “What will we get for our billions of Farm Bill bucks?

  1. If we don’t subsidize our factory farms, how will we keep third world countries dependent on us for food? We would have to compete with indigenous farmers, instead of forcing them out of business and into our sweatshops.

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