When the U.S. ships food to Africa for “famine relief,” we help put African farmers out of business. Some starve. Some join militias. And all to put a few more pennies in the hands of American land barons … sorry, that’s “family farmers.”
The very least we ought to get out of the disgustingly horrible farm bill now making its way through Congress with bipartisan support is some change in that policy. BushCo is backing it, but the agriculture-wallahs are mostly against it.
I wonder if one of the Democratic Presidential candidates will dare to risk the Wrath of Iowa and do the right thing?