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PBS's NOW: Are We Paying A Global Price For Farm Subsidies?

NOW: There are roughly 30,000 cotton-growers in America who receive billions of our U.S. tax dollars every year through government subsidies. But cri

NOW:

There are roughly 30,000 cotton-growers in America who receive billions of our U.S. tax dollars every year through government subsidies. But critics charge this generous financial support may be ruining the livelihoods of tens of millions of cotton growers in the poorest parts of the world. On Friday, NOW looks at the tragic global consequences of our subsidies, and at a new farm proposal - supported by the President - which seeks to rein in the assistance.

Are we paying a terrible global price for subsidizing U.S. cotton farmers?

The NOW website will provide additional coverage, including a closer look at the farm bill and little-known facts about the U.S. cotton industry.

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