Infographic: Farm Bill Hidden Costs Revealed

Jun 13, 2012 2:31 pm

See why corn is making out so well

The massive piece of legislation that is the farm bill comes with a hefty price tag — the draft just proposed by the Senate would cost a whopping $970 billion over 10 years. All of this money funds four programs — nutrition, conservation, farm commodity support and crop insurance — but where and how it's spent is the subject of intense controversy.

Following the money in the farm bill is no easy task, but Participant Media's new infographic lets you see at least some of the bill's hidden costs and their effects on our waistline:

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