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View Diary: Farm bill still languishes in House, despite House/Senate committee agreement (118 comments)

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  •  We are subsidize corporate farms, this started out (2+ / 0-)
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    as supports for small dairy farmers but they almost don't exist.  They are just threatening us to get what they want.  We no longer need farm supports for big corporate farmers.  The weather and big corporate farms are killing the small farmer, not the market and not this farm bill.  

    •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      Richard Nixon's agriculture secretary told farmers back in the 1970's, "Go big or get out."  That has been US policy ever since.  Very large farms are now responsible for over half of the nation's production.  Family farmers are a nuisance that the drivers of farm policy would rather not deal with.  Luckily small farms are now growing in number, seemingly in spite of official policy.

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