nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

I'll probably be fooled again

In a recent post, I had a chart which showed meat and dairy production getting the vast majority of farm subsidies in the US. This seemed implausible, but commenters and I tried to figure out in what sense it might be true.

jsl32 said in comments that the chart was from a PETA front, and pointed me at FA/RM, which is quite an interesting site, but I wasn't able to find a PETA connection for the chart.

It has about half of subsidies (totaled for 1995-2006) going to corn and wheat.

Wikipedia has it that about a third of farm subsidies in 2004 went to feed grain, and a few percent to dairy.

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