Monday, January 10, 2005

A crop for all kinds of weather

I have been meaning to write a post about the recent critical coverage of federal disaster payments for farmers, but why should I? Keith Good's U.S. Farm Policy weblog covers this field so well it leaves little to add. I read this weblog almost daily. From today's issue:

Howard Witt and Andrew Martin wrote a piece in Saturday's Chicago Tribune in which they discussed federal farm disaster payments. This is a topic that has received a fair amount of attention recently. Back on November 14th the Des Moines Register published a news article on this topic entitled, "In some states, disaster payments have become cash crop for farmers." And, on December 20th, the editorial board at the Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisc.) published an opinion piece arguing for disaster assistance reform in a piece entitled, "Rein In Growth In Farm Disaster Aid."

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