Go here to read more about how the Obama administration is still less transparent than the Bush administration when it comes to farm program payments.
Go here for a primer on how crop insurance programs work and their history by EWG senior vice-president Craig Cox.
Go here for a primer on how farm subsidy programs work and their history by EWG analyst David DeGennaro.
Go here for US Department of Agriculture background information on farm programs.
Go to EWG's AgMag for continuing analysis of the farm subsidy database and the 2012 farm bill. AgMag is an online chronicle of agriculture and the environment with bullet-proof analysis and in-depth investigations into the science and politics of food, water, farming, the environment and the money and politics that make it go. AgMag delivers a clear-eyed and new look at our increasingly complex and global 21st century food system.
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‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.