Tom Cone 06/25/2012 @ 6:01am
I agree there are several "fat cats" getting all the help (money) while the little guys like continue to try an plug along with my only farming break being an ag exemption on the land. The biggest problem I have with "the farm bill" is, they are hiding the food stamp allotment in it. When people look at the billions of dollars in "the farm bill" much of it is the food stamp piece. I say take it out and let government budget for that separately. What else might be hidden in "the farm bill". How about a little trickle down to the little guys who are struggling, selling out, loosing their farms, or just barely scraping by while the Fat Cats get all the help?
Agricultural Reform - Really?
Patricia Staub 06/21/2012 @ 10:49pm
Agriculture doesn't need reform; the Senate needs reform and that will happen in November.
Re: Re: Agricultural Reform - Really?
Harold Smith 06/22/2012 @ 9:01am
Umm...agriculture needs even more reform. The kind that stops the average persons taxes from being sucked into the pockets of rich armchair farmers in the midwest. Agriculture, not big oil, not airlines is the most heavily subsidized industry in the United States by far. Rich farmers that work 3 months a year, the so-called land grant Universities and big agribusiness are the welfare queens in this system and people are fed up. This bill should have gone even farther with cuts, but hopefully we will get more next time.
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