City-Dwelling Landowners Get Paid Millions Not to Farm Their Secondary Estates

The government paid millions of dollars last year in farm subsidies to wealthy city-dwellers – many of them receiving taxpayer dollars not to farm their rural country estates, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group. "Unfortunately, people that live in cities like Manhattan or San Francisco that are absentee landlords and are very wealthy are taking our tax dollars and using them to help pad their bottom line," Don Carr, senior communications and policy advisor for the EWG,...Full Story
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