Farming is big business – with big government handouts

The Washington Post continued its hard-hitting series attacking farm subsidies today. The article notes that some important counter-forces to the big-bucks farm lobbies are emerging to offer the moral high ground arguments.

Yesterday’s article pointed out how the biggest share of farm support goes to large-scale farmers, not the small family farm:

Large family farms, defined as those with revenue of more than $250,000, account for nearly 60 percent of all agricultural production but just 7 percent of all farms. They receive more than 54 percent of government subsidies. And their share of federal payments is growing — more than doubling over the past decade for the biggest farms.