Daily Archives: January 12, 2005

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The Non-Wonk Guide to Understanding Federal Commodity Payments

Published May 2005. Written by Scott Marlow, this 30-page publication explains how field crop commodity programs work. As recent farm bills shift more toward conservation spending and other programs, the historically rooted and highly funded commodity programs receive an increasing amount of criticism. Since 1933, when they were introduced in the first farm bill, commodity […]