Kansas Rep. Huelskamp waives fight for subsidies, warns farmers to ‘expect less’

HILL CITY, Kan. — This is what Washington’s new austerity has brought. A freshman Republican congressman, himself a fifth-generation corn farmer and his family a longtime beneficiary of government agricultural subsidies, drove through the endless fields of far-flung western Kansas to deliver a difficult message. “Everybody needs to share,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp told a...

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Miller acknowledges getting farm subsidies

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller, who believes the federal government is on the brink of bankruptcy and has called for an end to the “welfare state,” received federal farm subsidies for land that the fiscal conservative owned in Kansas in the 1990s. The acknowledgment by the Miller campaign that...

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