The Facts and the Farm Bill @ http://www.movingideas.org/
"Let the facts speak for themselves. That's what the D.C.-based Environmental Working Group hoped to do when they launched a Web site listing federal subsidies sent to every farm in America (www.ewg.org/farm). Now, with stories having appeared in news venues from the Bismarck Tribune to The New York Times, small farmers, environmentalists, and traders at the New York Cotton Exchange are all celebrating a recent Senate amendment to the $45-billion farm bill that would cap annual subsidies at $270,000 per farm. This is a blow to big industrial operations. The proposal's surprise adoption was helped along by the site, which reporters (who love easily searchable databases of local information) and members of Congress have praised."