Farm Bill Pork
May 17, 2018
The farm bill is still laden with pork for rich farmers
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Every few years, Congress passes a pork-laden monstrosity called a farm bill. This year’s farm legislation is no different.
The bill put forward by the House Agriculture Committee this year proposes a whopping $868 billion in spending over the next decade. As with other iterations of the farm bill, three-quarters of the spending is to fund food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, while the rest comes down to programs to help farmers, with plenty of crop subsidies.