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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Federal Subsidies Turn Farms Into Big Business

John Phipps of Illinois did well last year; his farm grossed nearly $500,000. Yet, the government sent him $120,000. The very policies touted by Congress as a way to save small family farms are instead helping to accelerate their demise, economists, analysts and farmers say. (click link for whole article)

posted by Alix @ 10:52 AM


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