Well actually there has always been the idea there
was a subsidy,because there was what was called a
price support program where if the tobacco didn`t
bring the support price it went into the gov warehouse
where it would later sell.
It`s my understanding it didn`t cost the taxpayer as
it was eventually sold at the price the gov paid.
I see what you're saying about cost, though. Assuming it gets sold at the supported price, the cost structure is certainly different than it would have been in a pure subsidy program.