Economic Opportunity

The Big Ag Bailout

October 8, 2016

Writing for the American Thinker, Jordan Campbell, policy and research assistant at the Charles Koch Institute, discusses how USDA commodity buy-outs are the “tip of the iceberg” for tax-payer funded agricultural bailouts:

“The majority of these payments are simply taxpayer-funded subsidies disguised as insurance programs – most of which will go to a concentrated few. The Environmental Working Group’s Farm Subsidy Database found that just 1 percent of farm subsidy recipients received 26 percent of the subsidy payments from 1995 to 2014. Furthermore, the top 20 percent received 91 percent of all such payments.”

Read the full blog at the American Thinker