Emily Featherston

Emily Featherston

Emily Featherston is an investigative journalist with a background in several forms of media. Before joining InvestigateTV, Emily was an investigative reporter and multimedia journalist at WECT News in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she focused on government accountability, election administration, health care and business stories. She came to television from the print world, having worked as an award-winning community journalist in Birmingham, Alabama.

Secret Subsidies: Program meant to help farmers in trade war overspent, lacked transparency

By: , and - November 3, 2022

A U.S. Department of Agriculture program touted as relief for lost trade during the Trump-era trade war with China spent unprecedented amounts of money, bypassed Congressional approval and lacked checks to ensure the payments went to eligible farmers. The Market Facilitation Program doled out more than $23 billion, more than all other USDA direct payment […]