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Updated: Taxpayer Supports for Corn Ethanol in Federal Legislation

April 15, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture , Energy

Updated: Taxpayer Supports for Corn Ethanol in Federal Legislation 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

Political Footprint of the Oil and Gas Industry Lobby

April 10, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Energy , Natural Resources

Political Footprint of the Oil and Gas Industry Lobby The federal government has been subsidizing the oil and gas industry through the tax code for nearly 100 years, wasting billions of... Read More

Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies

April 09, 2014 | Reports & Data | Budget & Tax , Energy

Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies Understanding Oil and Gas Tax Subsidies is an in-depth look at special provisions written into the tax code over decades that benefit... Read More

Profile of the Taxpayer Subsidized Crop Insurance Industry

April 08, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Profile of the Taxpayer Subsidized Crop Insurance Industry Federal crop insurance is a highly taxpayer subsidized program that allows agricultural producers to shift their business risk onto... Read More

Just the facts about the Littoral Combat Ship

April 04, 2014 | Fact Sheets | National Security

A ship that cannot operate and survive against advanced military adversaries in Asia, like China, should not receive one more dollar of... Read More

Updated: Path to Trillion Dollar Farm Bills

March 19, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Not only have recent farm bills come in significantly over-budget, but they have also doubled in cost over the past decade.... Read More

Cost Savings Opportunities in Agricultural Conservation Programs

March 17, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Cost Savings Opportunities in Agricultural Conservation Programs Now more than ever, government spending should be scrutinized to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely and targeted toward... Read More

Improving Performance Measurement in Agricultural Conservation Programs

March 17, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Improving Performance Measurement in Agricultural Conservation Programs Our nation’s current fiscal situation is causing every federal program to come under public scrutiny. Agricultural conservation programs... Read More

Web of Special Interests Influencing New Taxpayer-Subsidized Crop Insurance Policies

March 13, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Web of Special Interests Influencing New Taxpayer-Subsidized Crop Insurance Policies The highly subsidized federal crop insurance program has quickly become the largest subsidy for agribusinesses. It is a shining example... Read More

Return on Investment from Conservation Programs and Best Management Practices

March 13, 2014 | Fact Sheets | Agriculture

Return on Investment from Conservation Programs and Best Management Practices The federal government supports various conservation initiatives, but some of the largest voluntary and private land conservation... Read More

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April 11, 2014

What’s Your Tax Rate?

Seeing as April 15th is right around the corner, we’ll keep the tax reform ball rolling this week. As... Read More