The Corner

Re: ‘Food (Stamps) for Thought’

In his recent article, “Food (Stamps) for Thought,” Henry Olsen highlights the problems with crop insurance in the farm bill. However, he suggests that the Heritage Foundation has ignored this costly subsidy.

In just the last few months, here’s just some of the work we have done pushing for reform of the costliest farm program, crop insurance:

A Farm Bill Primer: 10 Things You Should Know About the Farm Bill

Farm Bill: Ripe for Reform

House Farm Bill Would Outspend Obama on Most Expensive Farm Program [Crop Insurance]

Farm Bill: The House May Be Back at It Again

Morning Bell: The Only Way to Reform the Farm Bill

Six Reforms for the House Farm Bill

Crop Insurance Reform Would Save Lots of Taxpayer Money

7 Ugly Truths About the House Farm Bill

Heritage has been working hard to draw attention to the problems with crop insurance. It’s great to see that Henry Olsen is aware of the serious problems with crop insurance and is helping to get attention for reform.

— Daren Bakst is a Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at The Heritage Foundation ( 

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