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The 2014 Farm Bill: Farm Subsidies and Food Oppression
|Title:||The 2014 Farm Bill: Farm Subsidies and Food Oppression|
|Keywords:||food law and policy|
critical race theory
2014 Farm Bill
|Publisher:||Seattle University Law Review|
|Citation:||Freeman, A. The 2014 Farm Bill: Farm Subsidies and Food Oppression. 38 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1271 2014-2015|
|Related To:||Freeman, Andrea, The 2014 Farm Bill: Farm Subsidies and Food Oppression (June 1, 2015). Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1271, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2621001|
|Abstract:||The 2014 Farm Bill ushered in some significant and surprising changes. One of these was that it rendered the identity of all the recipients of farm subsidies secret. Representative Larry Combest, who is now a lobbyist for agribusiness, first introduced a secrecy provision into the bill in 2000.' The provision, however, only applied to subsidies made in the form of crop insurance.2 Until 2014, the majority of subsidies were direct payments and the identity of the people who received them was public information. In fact, the Environmental Working Group's release of the list of recipients led to a series of scandals because it featured celebrities Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Carter, members of the House and Senate,3 and a considerable number of billionaires, including founders of high-profile companies such as Microsoft and Charles Schwab.4|
|Appears in Collections:||Freeman, Andrea|
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