Farm Bill #2: Unlikely allies
Politics makes strange bedfellows, as documented by Politico in a report on the coalition of unlikely allies working to reform the farm bill.
Let me start with my favorite: The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), not exactly a bastion of radical thought. The AEI puts out a series of thoughtful position papers, remarkable for their clarity, on a range of farm bill issues: Agriculture in Disarray.
To date, 6 have been published.
- Reforming the farm bill: an overview
- Covering losses
- Reforming agricultural insurance
- Farm policy and trade
- International food aid
- The future of SNAP
You may not agree with these American Boondoggle viewpoints, but you will have a good chance of understanding what the arguments are about.