Question by Love of Truth: What do you think of the new farm bill just passed by the house?
“A farm couple will be allowed to earn up to $ 2.5 million a year before government payments are cut off under new rules that lawmakers called a major reform. An urban couple applying for food stamps is cut off at $ 17,808 in income and may own only one car.”
“The payments go to a minority of farmers of a few crops and are highly concentrated among the biggest operations. Nine of every 10 farmers in California do not get crop subsidies.”
“The bill will force the federal government to sell parts of the Green Mountain National Forest to a Vermont ski resort.”
“The bill would allow farmers to break virgin prairie and still collect subsidies and crop insurance. It also includes a $ 3.8 billion permanent disaster program that will bail out farmers plowing marginal land.”
“It doesn’t matter how marginal the land…You will be insured that you will not lose money…very newly plowed acre will release between 45 and 54 tons of carbon dioxide…”
Answer by Jim
This money drain is something all the Presidential Candidates want. In Portland Oregon over 90 people get a check within the city limits and have no crops at all.
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