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by Michael Long In mid-June, a U...

Posted Sep 14 2008 4:38pm

by Michael Long

In mid-June, a U.S. House Agriculture subcommittee unanimously voted to continue the current system of farm subsidies, rejecting reform proposals intended to limit large payments to individual farmers and reduce specific types of farm subsidies that are angering trading partners around the world. While many have argued that commodity subsidies negatively impact public health by reducing the price of corn products and meat, the inability to limit subsidies may also jeopardize changes intended to directly improve food security and child nutrition programs.

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