Heritage Foundation fellow says 2012 farm bill provides opportunity for reform

June 18, 2012

Heritage Foundation research fellow Diane Katz, pictured here at an OCPA event last month in Oklahoma City, has released a new report entitled “Farm Bill 2012: Agriculture Policy Ripe for Reform.”

Katz says “major reforms are sorely needed to end decades of market distortions and taxpayer subsidies to wealthy farmers, and to alleviate the artificially inflated food prices that burden family budgets. Farm subsidies, which add tens of billions of dollars to the federal budget, undermine trade, and violate fundamental free-market principles, should be eliminated.”

Some other key points in the report:

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