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  1. politics
    Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise, and Trump’s Trade War Isn’t HelpingMidwest farmers’ financial troubles stoked fears of a repeat of the ‘80s farm crisis, and Trump’s policies offer little hope for relief.
  2. As Trade War Drags On, the Cry Spreads: ‘Where’s Our Bailout?’Trump’s efforts to buy off farmers were predictable. But as the pain spreads from his trade war, so, too, do calls for compensation.
  3. Trump’s Bailout Won’t Stop the Farm Belt RebellionFarm groups want free trade, not $12 billion in new subsidies — and they’re launching a $2.5 million campaign against tariffs.
  4. Moby Has a Take on Food Stamps — and It’s JunkThe vegan electronic musician’s liberal paternalism doesn’t have me SNAPping my fingers.
  5. Farmers Have Highest Suicide RateThe suicide rate is about 85 suicides per 100,000 people.
  6. recessionomics
    Reminder: The Economy Still SucksMaybe don’t buy that car just yet.