Where Are The Farm Subsidy Payments Going?

Aug 7, 2019

In The Moment ... August 7, 2019 Show 632 Hour 2

Payments to farmers feeling the impact of the U.S. international trade war have begun. South Dakota farmers have long said they want access to markets rather than a bailout. But with no USMCA and no trade deal with China in sight, for some farmers, those subsidy dollars could mean the difference between bankruptcy and another year in business.

Where are the dollars going?

Don Carr is Senior Advisor for Environmental Working Group Midwest. He shares the EWG's analysis on how federal subsidies are distributed.