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U.S. Pays Brazil 300 Million for Permission to Continue Paying U.S. Cotton Growners Billions

In 2014 the United States congress agreed to pay a lump sum of $300 million to Brazil (with the aim of helping Brazilian farmers become more competitive) in order to maintain its huge financial subsidies to U.S. cotton growers.  A … Continue reading

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U.S. – Bamboo Shirts Continue Growth Appeal – Cotton Still Heavily Subsidized

“More than 90 percent of U.S. agriculture subsidies go to farmers of five crops — cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice. More than 800,000 farmers and landowners receive subsidies, but the payments are heavily tilted toward the largest producers,” per … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Headline Misleads – Proposed Agri Bills Take From Poor – Nothing Good

A summary of proposals detailed in a Bloomberg.com Article outline a lousy bill being proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives Agricultural Committee. A majority of the proposed $39.7 billion-10 year-reduction in the Ag budget would come from spending on … Continue reading

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