Here’s a link to Oxfam, a poverty watch organization calling for reformation to the 2007 farm bill.
US farm subsidies, created durring the great depression, now go largely to large corporate farms. And are aiding the increasing poverty and desparity in the third world, and here at home as these corporate farms edge out small farmers, and drive up land prices.
Today’s Farm Bill gives out commodity subsidies, or large government payments made to producers of a small number of crops. Most American farmers get little or nothing. Meanwhile, these subsidies don’t alleviate the biggest problems in rural communities: lack of medical services, poor schools, population loss, and environmental degradation.