Americans Support Spending on Certain Farm Bill Programs

Taxpayers Believe More Should be Spent on Food Safety, Conservation, Research, and Rural Development

A new study, to be presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association 2011 Annual Meeting in February, finds that taxpayers believe that less money should be spent on direct payments, price supports, and crop insurance, while more should be directed toward food safety, natural resource conservation, research and education, and rural development.  The paper was authored by Brenna Ellison and Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University and Brian Briggeman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Read more from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition…

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