FARM LIFE NEWS
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:02 PM CDT

Before, during and after a farm-bill debate, big-city editorial writers make a big deal of the billions in subsidies Uncle Sam gives farmers. They don't talk much about subsidies in other countries. Statistics (http://tiny.cc/…) from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a club of 34 developed nations, suggest they might be surprised if they did.

In absolute terms, Asian countries lavish more on their farmers than the rest of the world combined. In 2012 China, a non-OECD member, doled out $165 billion (http://tiny.cc/…), Japan $65 billion. Non-member Indonesia spent almost as much as the U.S., ...

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