Donny is rejoined by John in episode #65 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Heritage Foundation, Reason Magazine, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Heartland Institute.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Joshua Sewell, senior policy analyst with Taxpayers for Common Sense joins the show to discuss agriculture policy and crop insurance.
It’s common for people to misunderstand or misconstrue the difference between acknowledging the failure of the ethanol mandate to deliver on its promises of materially increasing energy independence or lowering prices for consumers, and being “anti-ethanol.” It’s entirely possible to see advantages of using ethanol without believing it should be mandated, just as it is possible to see the advantages of having a health insurance policy without supporting Obamacare. All mandates have unintended consequences.
When it comes to the Farm Bill, we’ve been doing what hurts for fifty-plus years. Let’s not do that anymore.