Corporate Welfare is alive and well in the farm subsidies bill. After seeing this article, I zoomed in more closely on Manhattan, just for fun. Here's the shot; red circles are proportional to the size of farm subsidies:
Does Manhattan has a lot of poor farmers in need of "farm aid"? I doubt it; but in any case, the farm subsidy program seems to have outlived its original intent, don't you think?
To zoom in and view the size of the subsidies in any part of the country, the map is at this link. (Which agribusiness is getting paid millions in your region for not growing something?)
Not only could the trend in government spending (see article immediately below this one) use some help, but Robert Reich asserts that the biggest single thing we could do to ease the illegal immigration problem would be to eliminate agriculture subsidies. Why, then, can't our politicians allow the farm subsidy program to die, or to be phased out over a few years?