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R Street Institute Welcomes Release of Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes today’s release of the Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget: Preserving American Freedom. Though R Street does not agree with every…

Trump budget a step in right direction on Ag policy
Caroline Kitchens & Clark Packard

The White House’s position on farm subsidies
has been a bit schizophrenic. Just a few months ago, President Donald Trump
endorsed and signed into law a $900 billion farm bill that dramatically…

, Brown Political Review
How Democrats Won the Farm Bill
Media Coverage

From Brown Political Review:

Unsurprisingly, Caroline Kitchens of the conservative R Street Institute concluded, “There is not a single significant conservative win to be found in the…

, Washington Examiner
Trump’s tariffs are wreaking havoc on farmers
Clark Packard

Farmers and ranchers were a key political constituency for President Trump in 2016. But after a year of trade-policy skirmishes, the president’s policy choices have fallen particularly hard on the…

, NPR
Inside The Farm Bill: Subsidies For Farmers, Boost For Hemp And More
Media Coverage

From NPR:

Congress sends a massive, bipartisan farm bill to the president’s desk that includes subsidies to farmers and legalizes hemp. We’ll unpack.

Catherine Boudreau, food and…

, Reason
Reason Roundup: Farm bill
Media Coverage

From Reason:
Among other things, it widens “an agricultural subsidy program that’s already been widely criticized for sending benefits to people who, by most measures, would not count as farmers.”…

, Reason
Congress Just Passed a Farm Bill That Legalizes Industrial Hemp. Other Than That, It’s a Disaster.
Media Coverage

From Reason:
But probably the most appalling part of the farm bill is the widening of an agricultural subsidy program that’s already been widely criticized for sending benefits to people who, by…

, Politico
Farm bill hits House floor today
Media Coverage

From Politico:
“There is not a single significant conservative win to be found in the entire 800-page monstrosity,” said Caroline Kitchens of R Street Institute, one of several conservative…

An open letter to Congress on the Farm Bill
Caroline Kitchens

December 11, 2018

Dear Representatives and Senators,

We write on behalf of the millions of Americans we represent in all 50 states to urge you to reject a Farm Bill agreement that combines the…

, Reason
The New Farm Bill Would Send Even More Welfare to the Super Rich (and Their Extended Families)
Media Coverage

From Reason:
The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank, interprets the extended family provision as allowing for “an unlimited number of distant relatives and their spouses to each collect…