Specializing in Specialty Subsidies

Get in line, get in line, get you some of Uncle Sam’s dime:

People involved in the specialty crop industry in South Dakota can now apply for select federal funding of projects that enhance the competitiveness of fruits, dried fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and horticulture.

The funds can be used for projects that involve research, food safety, nutrition, promotion, distribution, best management procedures, and a variety of other uses to advance the specialty crop industry in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages applicants to develop projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.

Brought to you by the 2008 Farm Bill (and all of your neighbors who are paying for people with specialty crops to “develop projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.”)

You know what would enhance the competitiveness? Not using lopsided rules.