Friday, April 06, 2007

Green Acres

Billions of dollars in farm aid have gone instead to urban areas since 2001.

The Washington Post reports on a laundry list of urban projects that got farm loans and aid including:
  • $1.95 million for a high speed ferry dock on Cape Cod (see picture)
  • $3 million to renovate a histoic sea captain's house and add museum art gallery space
  • $4.5 million for the Black Dog Tavern on Martha's Vinyard
The Post reports Washington has handed out more than $70 billion in grants and loans in the last six years under the Rural Development program. More than half has gone to urban areas. (WaPo)

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