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Plan Looks Past Farms to Boost Rural Economies

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Plan Looks Past Farms to Boost Rural Economies

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Plan Looks Past Farms to Boost Rural Economies

Plan Looks Past Farms to Boost Rural Economies

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The Progressive Policy Institute, a Democratic think tank, proposes phasing out farm subsidies and using the money to attack rural unemployment and population loss. The plan's advocates say rural economies don't depend on farms anymore, and current subsidies do little to help the majority of the rural population. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.

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