Farm Bill Follies

Via Kevin Drum, a nice precis of the disastrous new farm bill which will make our current disastrous agricultural policies even worse. Bad for the environment, bad for public health, and bad for international development and trade -- it's really, really bad. Frustratingly, consensus that our current policies are bad is about as widespread across the ideological spectrum as it could possibly get and yet given the realities of U.S. political institutions it doesn't make any difference.

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