Myth-busters: Farm policy misconceptions debunked (link)
Ag News article by Tom Doran about the four most prevalent myths surrounding farm subsidies.
- Myth: US Farm Policy gives preferential treatment and payments to corporate agriculture
- Myth: Farm Subsidies to go large food agribusinesses
- Myth: Farm policy gives preferential treatment to “the big five or six grains.”
- Myth: The government subsidized the sugar industry
Please read the article for more detailed explanation of each of these myths. You’ll need a little familiarity with how the farm program works in order to fully understand the article, but worth the read.