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Bad Seeds: A Plan to Phase out the $5 Billion in ‘Direct Payment’ Agricultural Subsidies

Bad Seeds: A Plan to Phase out the $5 Billion in ‘Direct Payment’ Agricultural Subsidies

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Report from Jake Caldwell argues for reform of our direct payment agricultural subsidy programs, which could save $35 billion by 2020.
Report from Jake Caldwell argues for reform of our direct payment agricultural subsidy programs, which could save $35 billion by 2020.

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Published by: Center for American Progress on May 04, 2011
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Bad Seeds
A Plan to Phase out the $5 Billion in ‘Direct Payment’Agricultural Subsidies
Jake Caldwell
 
May 2011
 
Bad Seeds
A Plan to Phase out the $5 Billion in ‘Direct Payment’Agricultural Subsidies
Jake Caldwell
 
May 2011
CAP’s Doing What Works project promotes government reorm to eciently allocate scarce resources andachieve greater results or the American people. This project specifcally has three key objectives:
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Eliminating or redesigning misguided spending programs and tax expenditures, ocused on priority areassuch as health care, energy, and education
•
Boosting government productivity by streamlining management and strengthening operations in the areaso human resources, inormation technology, and procurement
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Building a oundation or smarter decision-making by enhancing transparency and perormancemeasurement and evaluation
 
Doing What Works Advisory Board
Andres Alonso
CEO, Baltimore Public School System
Yigal Arens
Proessor, USC School o Engineering
Ian Ayres
Proessor, Yale Law School
Gary D. Bass
Executive Director, OMB Watch
Larisa Benson
Washington State Director o PerormanceAudit and Review
Anna Burger
Former Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU
Jack Dangermond
President, ESRI
Beverly Hall
Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
Elaine Kamarck 
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
Sally Katzen
Executive Managing Director, The Podesta Group
Edward Kleinbard
Proessor, USC School o Law
John Koskinen
Non-Executive Chairman, Freddie Mac
Richard Leone
President, The Century Foundation
Ellen Miller
Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation
Claire O’Connor
Former Director o Perormance Management,City o Los Angeles
Tim O’Reilly
Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media
Ali Partovi
Senior Vice President o Business Development,MySpace
Tony Scott
Chie Inormation Ocer, Microsot
Richard H. Thaler
Proessor, University o Chicago Schoolo Business
Eric Toder
Fellow, Urban Institute
Margery Austin Turner
Vice President or Research, Urban Institute
Laura D. Tyson
Proessor, University o Caliornia-BerkeleySchool o Business
Members of the advisory board do not necessarily share all the views expressed in this document.

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