How Farm Subsidies Have Become “Welfare for the Rich”

This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. During a recent Liberty Minute, “Poor Farmers No More,” Helen Krieble spoke about a government program which mainly supports the wealthy at the expense of the American taxpayer — agricultural subsidies: I knew a very wealthy man who bought a potato farm in Idaho. He had no interest in potatoes or farming, but that farm came with a highly profitable government subsidy for not growing potatoes. Farm subsidies today cost taxpayers thirty billion dollars a year, mostly for corporate growers of