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Better Targeting Conservation Spending: The 2014 Farm Bill

September 30, 2015 | Agriculture

Taxpayer dollars must be managed in a manner that produces measurable outcomes and the best return on investment. The United States... Read More

Report: Understanding Federal Subsidies for the Biofuels & Biomass Industries

September 09, 2015 | Agriculture , Energy

This report examines the subsidies the ethanol industry has received over the last three decades on all steps of the supply chain, and how biofuel and biomass subsidies have allowed the federal government to pick winners and losers, distort energy and agriculture markets, and contribute to expansion and overproduction of certain types of bioenergy.... Read More

Recommendations for an Alternative, Accountable Farm Safety Net

August 07, 2015 | Agriculture

August 2015 The current farm safety net is a complex web of overlapping and expensive subsidies that rewards special interests and large... Read More

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101

August 06, 2015 | Agriculture

What are “shallow loss” agriculture programs?... Read More

Federal Coal Program Resource Page

July 28, 2015 | Natural Resources

The resource page for TCS analysis on the federal coal program.... Read More

Agricultural Conservation: A Farmer’s Risk Management Tool

July 28, 2015 | Agriculture

Agricultural producers mitigate risks of doing business in various ways by utilizing private sector risk management options and enrolling... Read More

Golden Fleece: Blinders for Blender Pumps

July 21, 2015 | Agriculture , Energy

With his creation of a new program to spend $100 million to pay for new gas station pumps that can handle high-blend ethanol fuels,... Read More

Biofuels Resource Page

June 23, 2015 | Energy

The resource page for TCS products on Biofuels and Biomass Subsidies.... Read More

2014 Farm Bill Crop Insurance Subsidies for Biofuels Crops

June 18, 2015 | Energy

Taxpayers are increasingly subsidizing the entire supply chain of bioenergy production. Numerous federal farm bill programs subsidize the... Read More

Federal Subsidies for Corn Ethanol and Other Corn-Based Biofuels

June 15, 2015 | Energy

Since its creation of the domestic market for corn ethanol after the energy crisis of the 1970s, the federal government has nurtured and... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

October 02, 2015

Waste It Or Lose It

Actually, the more common term is “use it or lose it” and you can bet that phrase was used around federal... Read More

20th Anniversary Celebration

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Waste It Or Lose It

October 02, 2015


Happy Fiscal New Year

October 02, 2015