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Agricultural Subsidy

Montana farm groups leery of plan to split up farm bill

As House Republicans consider slicing up their failed 2013 farm bill and voting on its parts separately, Montana agriculture groups are saying no thanks.

July 03, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Immortal entitlements: Why (sigh!) farm subsidies survive

WASHINGTON — The farm bills now before Congress — one from the Senate, the other from the House — attest, if nothing else, to the inertia of politics. There is no “public interest” (a phrase often meaningless in Washington) in having government subsidize farmers. Food would be produced witho…

June 16, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Farm bill cuts expected to get deeper, ag groups fear

Federal belt tightening and new political players are redrawing the ground rules for the 2013 farm bill, say agriculture groups who expect weaker subsidies than were offered in 2012.

March 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
House eyes farm bill cuts, rightfully so say some

House eyes farm bill cuts, rightfully so say some

When House budget hawks called for deep cuts to federal farm subsidies recently, most people in Montana saw it as a ruinous assault on the state's largest industry.

March 26, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…
Farm lobby fights for best deal it can get on fading subsidies

Farm lobby fights for best deal it can get on fading subsidies

Farm subsidies are on the congressional chopping block and Republicans, Democrats and more than a few farmers are lobbying for a hand on the hatchet.

December 04, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Baucus: Deficit committee may be farmers' best bet

Baucus: Deficit committee may be farmers' best bet

The fate of farm subsidies, worth billions to the Montana economy, is expected to be decided in the next three weeks by a deficit-cutting supercommittee looking to chop $1.2 trillion from the federal budget.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Guest opinion: Farm policy over subsidizes wealthy, under invests in rural America

Federal farm spending will be cut to reduce the federal budget deficit. The critical question is how it will be cut. Will policymakers protect the most powerful interests or will they secure critical investments in the future of rural America? The top priorities should be strengthening famil…

August 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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