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Coalition letter: Pass a one-year, clean extension of the current Farm Bill
Caroline Kitchens

September 28, 2018

Dear Conferees,

We write on behalf of the millions of Americans we represent in all 50 states to urge you to reconsider the approach to this year’s Farm…

, Town Hall
Down goes the Farm Bill
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R Street cited in Town Hall:

Additionally, it expanded subsidies to include cousins, nieces and nephews, who will be eligible to collect an additional $125,000. Like the newly defined family…

, Americans for Prosperity
To truly reform American farm policy, White House and Congress should think big
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R Street Farm Bill work cited in Americans for Prosperity:
Specifically, while commodity spending has doubled its initial cost estimate (currently $32 billion over five years), payments for crop…

, American Spectator
The commodity-subsidy scheme
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R Street cited in American Spectator:
Far from barely getting by, however, farmers had their most profitable year in history thanks to subsidies and sky-high prices. A safety net should provide…

Morning round-up: “Fiercely divided” edition
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From Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer:

Republicans could have worked with Democrats on a bipartisan Farm Bill, but instead they are doing what they do best: fighting over an unpopular,…

, Congressional Record
R Street’s Farm Bill work cited in Congressional Record
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From The Congressional Record:
This so-called Farm Bill is so bad in so many ways to so many people that it is little wonder that it is strongly opposed by leading organizations and associations…

, The Week
How’s that swamp draining going?
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From The Week:
The top 10 percent of the nation’s wealthiest farms receive 77 percent of the farm bill’s commodity subsidies. Meanwhile, as Caroline Kitchens wrote for the R Street Institute…

, Politico
How Congress killed efforts to slash subsidies for wealthy farmers
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From Politico:
For many House Republicans, pushing stricter work requirements for SNAP was too important an issue, said Caroline Kitchens, federal affairs manager and a policy analyst with the R…

, Heartland Institute
Congress Approves Agricultural Subsidy Bill, Though Differences Remain
Caroline Kitchens

Cited in the Heartland Institute:
Caroline Kitchens, federal affairs manager and a policy analyst with the R Street Institute, says subsidizing agricultural businesses with taxpayer money encourages…

, Ag News Daily
Ag News Daily: RJ Lehmann On FDA’s Milk Rules
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It’s Friday! Sadly, for our row crop producers, it’s also WASDE day, and USDA dropped some bombshells on the grain markets, with soybeans hardest hit. We’ll run through the numbers and take a look at…