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What are the downsides to a bill that ends agricultural subsidies?

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The most important potential down side to ending subsidies for agriculture would be that some agricultural businesses (whether large businesses or small farmers) might be forced to leave the industry.  It is possible that many farmers would be unable to make a consistent profit without these subsidies.  If the subsidies were completely done away with, the farmers might go out of business.

The question then, is why that would be a...

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