Farm Bill, Schrmarm Bill, Why should I care?

Okay, let’s boil it down. 60% of our farmers receive NO subsidies. Of those 40% who do, the top 10% received 2/3rds of all subsidies, averaging $35,000 a year. The other lucky few who receive subsidies average only $700 a year. The GAO found that $1.1 BILLION in subsidies were being paid to DEAD PEOPLE (over a seven year period). Why do people like David Letterman, David Rockerfeller, and other “millionaire farmers” receive subsidies when small family farms are forced to seek, on average, 82% of their income from non-farm sources? The system is broken! Call your Senators and tell them to fix this mess.

Why Our Farm Policy Is Failing – TIME


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