The Big Ag Bailout

Writing for the American Thinker, Jordan Campbell, policy and research assistant at the Charles Koch Institute, discusses how USDA commodity buy-outs are the “tip of the iceberg” for tax-payer funded agricultural bailouts:

“The majority of these payments are simply taxpayer-funded subsidies disguised as insurance programs – most of which will go to a concentrated few. The Environmental Working Group’s Farm Subsidy Database found that just 1 percent of farm subsidy recipients received 26 percent of the subsidy payments from 1995 to 2014. Furthermore, the top 20 percent received 91 percent of all such payments.”

Read the full blog at the American Thinker

More Blog Posts

02-10-2020 05:11pm

Warrior for the First Amendment

Ashley Messenger didn’t plan on being a First Amendment lawyer. “It was an accident,” says Messenger, who is a senior associate general counsel with National Public Radio in Washington. But 20 years into her career, she’s worked with some of the most high-profile organizations in media and has watched how the industry and its environment has evolved along with shifts in technology and society.

Read more

04-16-2019 11:37am

New Survey Reveals American Consumers Support Businesses Hiring Those with Criminal Records

New research from SHRM and the Charles Koch Institute found that the vast majority of American consumers support purchasing goods and services from businesses that employ people with non-violent criminal records.

Read more

04-04-2019 03:05pm

On 70th Anniversary of NATO, Key Member States Question Its Relevancy and Efficacy

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates its 70th anniversary, and in advance of this historical commemoration, a new survey asked respondents in key NATO member states about NATO’s effectiveness and relevance in today’s world.

Read more

Sign up for updates