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agricultural subsidies
10 years ago
All US members please support the bipartisan Rural America Preservation Act (S.385).  it is an attempt to reduce corporate welfare in the form of agricultural subsidies.  at present, more than 70% of subsidies go to the top 10% of farms, mostly large corporate farms.  this corporate welfare artificially lowers the prices of farm products around the world and thus greatly hurt third world farmers.  this legislation is supported by anti-poverty groups, environmental groups, and those opposed to corporate welfare.  http://www.oxfamamerica.org/newsandpublications/press_releases/press_release.2005-02-16.7531131865
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