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Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor


Hidden Costs of the Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill is currently being debated in Congress, and it’s going to have a massive impact on our food system from what farmers plant and grow, how they do it to grocery shelves and what’s on your dinner plate. But do you know the hidden costs obscured by the bill’s monster $500 billion price tag? And that between 2008 and 2010 the Farm Bill gave eight times more in subsidies to commodity crops than to fruits, nuts and vegetables? Find out what action consumers can take and check out this new infographic from (click the image to view it at full size):

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One Response to Hidden Costs of the Farm Bill

  1. Bruce says:

    Please, consider requiring soda pop companies repaying the corn crop subsidies they use for sweeteners.

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