Veronique de Rugy on Why Farm Subsidies Must Die

b13dPreserveFood LOC 355x400 Veronique de Rugy on Why Farm Subsidies Must Die

On January 2, President Barack Obama signed a
bill designed to avert the fiscal cliff. At the same time, to
slightly less fanfare, he averted the “milk cliff.” By extending
the 2008 farm bill another nine months, he prevented the automatic
revival of a 1949 law requiring the federal government to buy dairy
products under certain circumstances, effectively setting a floor
for the price of milk. While the actual fate of milk prices was far
from clear, the milk cliff provided cover to continue the practices
of subsidizing wealthy farmers, to the detriment of just about
everyone else. The time has come, writes Veronique de Rugy, to end
farm subsidies once and for all. View this article.

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Veronique de Rugy on Why Farm Subsidies Must Die


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