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Subsidies keep Texas cotton farmers growing

Aug 17, 2012
The aid, which dates from the Great Depression, could end when Congress acts on the next farm bill. The World Trade Organization has ruled it's an illegal subsidy, and legislators are looking for budget items to slash.
Posted In: drought, subsidy, cotton

President Obama asks to repeal big oil tax breaks

Mar 29, 2012
The president wants lawmakers to repeal $4 billion worth of tax breaks that oil companies currently get. How much of an issue are these subsidies?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Oil, subsidy

If the oil subsidies went away

Mar 29, 2012
The defeat of a U.S. Senate bill to end oil company subsidies leads us to wonder: What would actually happen if subsidies ended?
Posted In: Oil, subsidy

New 2012 farm bill could end some crop subsidies

Feb 1, 2012
In Nebraska, where agriculture is booming right now, farmers say they aren't worried about possible changes or even if the decades-old direct subsidies disappear altogether. They just want the cuts in farm programs to be fair and equitable.
Posted In: Nebraska, farming, Agriculture, subsidy, crop

Nigeria loses oil subsidy, fuel prices double

Jan 2, 2012
Nigerians are expressing outrage this morning. The government has just announced it's nixing a longtime fuel subsidy. Gas prices there have more than doubled in many places.
Posted In: Nigeria, Oil, subsidy