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Just the Facts: The Federal Crop Insurance Program

May 13, 2016 | Agriculture

Of the many federal subsidies for the agriculture sector, the federal crop insurance program is the most expensive. To help policymakers... Read More

Just the Facts: Financial Health of the Agriculture Sector

May 10, 2016 | Agriculture

Supporters of expensive federal programs that subsidize the incomes of agricultural businesses claim that agricultural businesses are in... 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

Shallow Loss Agriculture Programs 101

August 06, 2015 | Agriculture

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

A Century of Subsidies for the Oil & Gas Industry

April 18, 2014 | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

The oil and gas industry has been getting subsidies for almost a century. We can't afford special treatment for profitable companies. The time has come to end taxpayer subsidies for the industry.... Read More

Loan Guarantee Program 101

A basic primer on the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program and answers general questions on the history, administration, and overall effect of the program.... Read More

Farm Bill 101

October 02, 2012 | Agriculture , Budget & Tax

The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that guides food and farm policy. It covers wide-ranging topics from rural broadband service to farm subsidy payments.... Read More

Agricultural Safety Net 101

October 02, 2012 | Agriculture

The agricultural safety net refers to the various federal programs and policies that insulate agricultural producers from the costs of conducting business.... Read More

Green Scissors Campaign 101

A basic primer on the Green Scissors campaign and answers general questions about the history and goals of the coalition.... Read More

Pentagon Contracting 101

August 24, 2011 | National Security

Overview Tracking contracts in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is daunting. DOD purchases more than $1 billion of goods and... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

May 27, 2016

Memorializing Waste

The Memorial Day weekend stretches before us, with promises of hometown parades and weenie roasts. On Memorial... Read More

Venting and Flaring of Natural Gas on Federal Lands

Burning Money Report

TCS Celebrates 20th Anniversary