October 8, 2012 12:00 AM

Know wheat from chaff in fixing flawed ag policy

The Washington Post's recent editorial shocked me with a predictable rant, lumping all agrarians into broad generalizations and very few specifics of real farmers. Sentences such as "farmers got rich by selling their crops in a market buoyed by demand from China, India and other emerging markets — but without that they might have gotten just as rich off government aid" assume that all farmers receive subsidies for losses. Most do not.

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