Agriculture

Publications

, WNAX
EWG and taxpayer groups want subsidy reforms in Senate farm bill
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From WNAX:
Caroline Kitchens, Federal Affairs Manager for the R-Street Institute, a non profit policy research group says the crop insurance title needs to be fixed so that loopholes that allow…

Coalition Letter in Opposition to Attaching the Consumer Fuel and Retailer Choice Act to Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
R.J. Lehmann

Dear Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow,

On behalf of our combined members and supporters across the country, our groups join together to alert you to our opposition to attaching the…

, Tri-State Livestock News
Grassley to offer payment limits amendment on Senate floor
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From Tri-State Livestock News:

The Environmental Working Group and five conservative groups — the R Street Institute, the National Taxpayers Union, the Heritage Foundation, Taxpayers for Common…

Letter to Senator Grassley: Support Common Sense Limits 
 on Commodity Subsidies
Caroline Kitchens

Dear Senator Grassley:

We the undersigned organizations are writing to express our support for your amendments to strengthen common sense subsidy limits on farm bill commodity programs. For too…

, American Spectator
Checking in on the Farm Bill
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From American Spectator:
As the R Street Institute joked on Twitter, this year’s Farm Bill took a similar approach to commodity payments as Oprah does with prizes — everyone in the audience…

, Orange County Register
The farm bill is still laden with pork for rich farmers
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From The Orange County Register:
“If conservatives care about welfare reform, they would be wise to apply those same principles to the ‘farm’ portion of the farm bill as well,” as Caroline…

, Politico
Farm bill goes down as Freedom Caucus votes against it
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From Politico:
“Not only is it terrible optics for Republicans, it’s also morally indefensible,” Caroline Kitchens, federal affairs manager and a policy analyst with the R Street Institute,…

, The Progressive Farmer
House farm bill coming to the floor
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From The Progressive Farmer:

Caroline Kitchens of the group R Street Institute said the rejected crop-insurance changes were not “poison pills” but “common-sense reforms” that had been championed…

, Arkansas Public Radio
U.S. House of Representatives gearing up for farm bill vote
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From Arkansas Public Radio:
“Currently, the government subsidizes 62 percent of farmers’ premiums for crop insurance regardless of the size and the profitability of their operation.  That means…

VOTE ALERT: Vote NO on H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill
Caroline Kitchens

Friday, May 18 (Washington) The R Street Institute urges all members to vote NO on H.R. 2, the House Farm Bill.

While Farm Bills are known for being bloated and wasteful, this iteration is even…