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Another lost opportunity to reign in subsidies for Big Agriculture.
Why are homeowners, golf courses, and athletic fields conveniently left out of the equation of enviromental damage.
Ain't it awful. Let's have a committee made up of University experts to study the issue, say for five years. Then after that, let's rename the programs to make it look like something was done. And then let's have pictures of rural folk in bib overalls gathering around the pot belly stove in the Ma and Pa general store in "Grainville" with a 1930s tractor parked outside. That should reinforce the image of poor farmers who barely eke out a living on a hard scrabble 40 acre farm. Because agriculture is now big business and big farmers, (after the gov't knocked out 50% of the farmers in the 8os and 90s with stupid export and lending policies) the lobbying groups will make sure the tax dollars flow endlessly into this mire of political muck. That's the American way today. "Get big or get out."
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