Friday, January 04, 2008

And the Myths Continue--Free Gas for Farmers

From a piece on the EWG blog:

How does the Government Skew the Market?

The government encourages planting of selected crops, providing low-cost loans, crop insurance, research, weather forecasts, fuel and pesticides.
Anyone reading that would get the wrong understanding about the last two items. I've seen a similar meme in the Kingsolver book I blogged about last year. Not sure of the origin--fuel for farm use used to be taxed less than for on-road use. Not sure if that's still the case.

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