Special Thanksgiving Foods

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From the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management led by Senator Rand Paul issued a weekly waste report looking into a program facilitated by the Department of Agriculture that subsidizes specialty crops. The report looks into what qualifies a specialty crop and the amount of money the United States is spending on this program. The Subcommittee finds that a large portion of crops are categorized as specialty crops, and that the federal subsidization of these crops totals approximately $72.5 million. Furthermore, the report denotes that even non-edible crops are defined as specialty crops which it takes issue with, and subsequently finds this program wasteful.
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