While the rest of the world is trying to persuade the US and Europe to cut agriculture subsidies, a new problem is riding over the hill. There is a fresh group of farmers that so far has received no subsidies that is now demanding a share of the pie. The include garlic growers who have seen their market undercut by imports from China at half the price. If a Republican administration facing re-election caves in then the money will either have to come from the existing $15bn a year war chest (which mainly goes to cotton, rice, wheat, corn and soya) or somewhere else. No one said subsidy cutting was going to be easy.