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Capping Costs of Two New Commodity Plans

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The 2014 farm bill eliminated the infamous direct payments program that gave farmers subsidies regardless of need. Instead of stopping there...

Another EPA and Army Corps Power Grab

Limiting Exemptions for Agriculture Under the CWA DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A‌gricultural activities will likely be far more costly ‌and difficult, at least if the Environmental...

10 Guiding Principles for Agriculture Policy: A Free-Market Vision

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Agriculture has changed dramatically over the past 80 years, yet farm and commodity programs are Depression-era relics that are grounded in...

Is the FDA Getting Out of Control?

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Acting on its own volition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is using the regulatory process to gain unprecedented control of...

Farm Bills Would Cost More Than Obama Stimulus

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The House and Senate are considering farm bill legislation this week whose costs should raise red flags for all Americans. In...

Government Control of Your Diet: Threats to “Freedom to Eat”

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Many politicians and self-appointed nutrition czars see Americans as incapable of making decisions about a basic necessity of life: eating. Therefore,...