Put farm subsidies out to pasture

For Immediate Release Friday, May 2, 2008

Blocking the farm bill’s renewal would put an end to welfare for farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress attempts to put together a farm bill stacked with subsidies and other expensive programs at the taxpayer’s expense, the Libertarian Party is calling for the bill to be scrapped completely.

“It’s absurd that we’re paying farmers billions of dollars during a time of soaring crop prices,” says Libertarian Party National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis. “Taxpayers should not be subsidizing farmers while paying higher prices at the grocery store. Congress has a unique opportunity to put farm subsidies out to pasture once and for all by not renewing the farm bill. Farming, like any other American industry, should be left to the forces of the market, and not to the influences of government intervention.”

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For more information on this issue, or to arrange a media interview, please call Andrew Davis at (202) 333-0008 during normal business hours, or at (202) 731-0002 during any other time.