Remember the bumper sticker "Got a gripe against farmers? Then don't talk with your mouth full!"? Well, acccording to a recent report by the Center for Responsive Politics, congressional candidates don't have room to complain. In 1993-1994, they were fed $4.1 million by PACs for commodity groups that receive billions of dollars in government benefits, according to Down on the Farm: Agriculture Interests and the 1995 Farm Bill. Overall, agriculture PACs gave $15.5 million to congressional candidates in the last election, making agriculture the third largest source of PAC money. The report shows how sugar, dairy, peanut, and "income support" crop PACs (wheat, corn, rice, cotton, and others) targeted members of Congress during the spring budget debate. Down on the Farm also provides a guide through the maze of commodity programs and the campaign cash and lobbies behind them. The report is a part of a series of "real-time" investigative analyses that looks at the role money plays in Congress' elections and actions. For a copy, contact the Center at 202-857-0044.