Farm bill a major win for old politics

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Author(s) Boston Herald editorial board
Source Boston Herald
Date May 18, 2008
Quotes-start.png "Food prices are setting records. But the five-year bill increases price supports on almost every crop it deals with (rice and cotton are the exceptions). It brings additional crops like chickpeas under subsidy, and its transfer of more wealth to the wealthy is an outrage. (Farmers, now less than 0.7 percent of the population, are in the top 2 percent of income distribution.)" Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Bill should be passed on the topic 2007 U.S. Farm Bill.