quote:Originally posted by seeweed:quote:Originally posted by F350:
I feel like all farm subsidies should be abolished. If your business depends on government subsidies to survive then you have a poor business model.
Only if you wish to see the family farm disappear and the multinational owned mega-farms take their place. Something also would help the family farms is re-instituting the New Deal restrictions on Wall Street speculation of commodities.
Are you delusional, or a collector of subsidies!
"70 percent of farmers in Alabama did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
Ten percent collected 81 percent of all subsidies.
Amounting to $2.03 billion over 15 years.
Top 10%: $18,696 average per year between 1995 and 2009.
Bottom 80%: $278 average per year between 1995 and 2009."