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Fact Sheet: Agricultural Shallow Loss Programs Digging Deeper

April 07, 2016 | Agriculture

Updated Farm Program baseline numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm taxpayers are unlikely to harvest the $16.6... Read More

TCS Yearly Budget Request Analyses

February 05, 2016 |

Links to TCS' yearly rolling analysis of the President's budget requests for the years 2011-2016... Read More

Disaster Spending Data Resources

To increase transparency and facilitate oversight of disaster-related relief spending, TCS has collected all, or most, of the publicly... Read More

Royalty Rate Reductions on Federal Coal Leases: 1990-2013

November 18, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

BLM has reduced the royalty rates on federal coal leases frequently during the last 25 years.... Read More

Coal Bonding: Time to Revisit Self-Bonding Requirements

November 09, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

For centuries, coal producers in the U.S. regularly abandoned their mines when on-site operations ended, leaving tens of thousands of... Read More

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands

October 13, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) manages about 245 million acres of public lands, located... Read More

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

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Weekly Wastebasket

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April 29, 2016

Cutting Ties with Clean Coal

Lawmakers are trying to resuscitate the failed idea of “clean coal” with more subsidies for “carbon capture... Read More

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary