Posts Tagged ‘2014 Farm Bill’

  • everyday economics and federal farm subsidies

    A Surprise in the Federal Budget

    Mar 4, 15 • 940 Views • No Comments

    Told by the World Court to stop the subsidies paid to cotton farmers that distort prices, the U.S. has settled the case by paying Brazilian cotton farmers. ......  [read more]

  • Cotton Subsidies and Trade Barriers

    The Cotton Wars

    Feb 7, 14 • 1676 Views • No Comments

    The Brazilian cotton saga continues…or maybe it has ended. Our story starts with the $150 million a year that the US had been giving to Brazilian cotton growers. We were sending close to $12 million a month because Brazilian farmers protested that the......  [read more]