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What is the purpose of farm subsidies today?

Roughly every five years, Congress debates and eventually passes an agriculture (i.e., farm) bill. The first farm bill, as I understand it, was passed during the Great Depression as a means of ...
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How big is the total bailout (“trade aid”) that Trump gave to US farmers since the trade war began?

News from 2018 mentioned $12B: [07/24/2018] Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday unveiled a three-part, $12 billion plan to ease the sting of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. farmers through a ...
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Why do farms need subsidies? [duplicate]

The title is slightly misleading, farms need subsidies because it's difficult to make them financially viable, but... Why do farms in developed countries require state subsidies (CAP in Europe, I ...
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Are there any major countries without agricultural subsidies?

The EU and the US are known for having an amazingly complex set of subsidies for their agricultural products, designed to make sure a stable chain of food supply exists within their region. Are there ...
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Why did Rand Paul vote for tobacco subsidies?

As I was recently attempting to determine which Republican presidential candidate was least in the pocket of Big Agriculture, I came across Rand Paul's record. It's mostly strongly anti-subsidy except ...
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Is there an index of state support for (the official) religion?

There is more than one index of religious freedom published, but I'm curious if another dimension of state involvement in religious life has been quantified, namely how much state support religious ...