Farm bill extension frustrates farm interests, evidence of lost congressional clout

  • Article by: MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2013 - 8:55 PM
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gopher68Jan. 4, 13 7:10 AM

I am wondering what all of these subsidies do for the American people besides shift money from taxpayers' pockets to farmers' pockets. Do farmers turn down federal money when they make a lot of money, such as what happened in Minnesota in 2012? BTW, I'm not talking about the SNAP portion of the farm bill; I am OK with my taxpayer dollars going to help families buy food who otherwise can't afford to.

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mrnogsJan. 4, 13 2:56 PM

The growth-killing political standoff has to end!The welfare Needs to stop! Stop the socialist handouts to Nascar,FARMING,energy,pharmaceutical companies,banking,finance and wall st. and now the gun industry wants us to pay to protect our children from their products! put a high tax on gun and ammo sales to pay for it! These socialist,welfare handouts have got to stop!

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mritoyouJan. 5, 13 1:02 PM

A lot of whining going on,but farm programs keep your food prices lower and food supply safer,thats a fact.If your wondering how it could get worse for you try importing all your food.Fact is you'll never be happy about farmers because you think your superior, thats just sad.just a couple weeks ago I was watching the news and the fiscal cliff came up and people were up in arms about milk possibly going to $5 per gallon.ps if corn was at $7/bushel theres about 10 cents of corn in a box of corn flakes.If milk went to $5 it would cost about 24 cents for a 8 ounce glass of milk. I don't think you got it to bad.

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