Between 1995 and 2010 over $260 billion was spent by American taxpayers in agricultural subsidies. Most of that money is put into commodity crops such as corn and soybeans. Between 1995 and 2010, $77.1 billion was given to farmers so that they could grow massive amounts of corn. – See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/hershey-considers-removing-high-fructose-corn-syrup-real-sugar/#sthash.Ob67R2vd.dpuf
Adapted from Press Conference – Formation of a state – 24 Aug 2014 (skip to 25:45).