Date: April 27 2005
Sent to but not published by Boston Globe

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns wrote a column (Boston Globe, Ideas Section, April 24th. 2005, page D11) on international trade in Agricultural products without ever mentioning the enormous subsidies give by the Federal Government to our agri-businesses. One of the major barriers to poor countries becoming less poor is the fact that their agricultural produce cannot compete in world markets with subsidized American crops.

Shame on the Secretary for not acknowledging this!