By Jeff Bartelli, Staff Editor
Agricultural subsidies have been a quiet, though divisive, issue in US policy for years. Interests range from farmers who depend on subsidies to stay afloat to the growing movement against the widespread use of corn in everything we consume. In light of the fiscal crisis the US is facing, modified policies that reduce the size of the agricultural budget line are being considered. One policy currently being promoted in Congress calls for cuts of $23 billion. This number seems dwarfed by the forecasted $103.6 billion in profits that are expected this year. The math behind these proposed cuts might need to be reconsidered.