Welfare ranchers or shrewd operators? (commentary)

Welfare ranchers or shrewd operators? (commentary)

DID you know some of America's wealthiest ranchers use the federal grazing program to add nearly $1 billion a year of taxpayer money to their bank accounts?

I came across that tidy little tidbit while I was researching the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent attempt at redefining farming and ranching to limit paying federal subsidies only to people who are actively involved in agriculture.

In a story by Vickery Eckhoff p

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