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Monday, June 18, 2012

Doggy glitter gets a share of farm bill billions

What does sparkly styling spray for dogs have to do with the 2012 farm bill? It's among the thousands of products U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing through little-known programs that have been embedded in the farm legislation for decades and that lawmakers are now fighting to extinguish. The list of recipients of farm bill subsidies is long and sometimes laughable. There's money to study the healthfulness of peas and lentils. There are programs that support popcorn producers and winemakers. There's even a subsidy to encourage bird watching.
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Judy Morris,
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