Do We Really Really Need Farm Subsidies?
Some in Congress claim that farm subsidies "insure a food supply for this nation." That's nonsense. It's the free market that "insures" the food supply.
You may not know that most farmers get no subsidies. Growers of apples, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, lemons, limes, lettuce, onions, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples, potatoes, spinach, squash, tangerines, tomatoes and dozens of other crops are on their own.
There's no cabbage crisis or pineapple panic.