Farmfest crowd hears gloomy farm bill prognosis

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  • Updated: August 6, 2013 - 6:40 PM

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — The Farmfest forum was billed as "finding the endgame to a farm bill," but U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson and Tim Walz said Tuesday they can't see a clear path forward for breaking the impasse over the legislation.

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livefreeordAug. 6, 13 5:17 PM

Major kudos to tea party opponents. The farm bill is a bloated waste of corporate largess and welfare that is simply not necessary or consistent with the proper role of the federal government. Just let it expire and be done with it. Any state can step up and address anything that they feel really needs to be addressed.

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herdboarAug. 6, 13 7:03 PM

Before the election, Al Franken had on his website "Al's Stance on Agriculture". It was well written, farmer friendly, and I was excited about his potential. I can't find it any more. It completely disappeared from cyberspace. I would like to see if he voted as he promised.

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bblheadAug. 7, 1310:25 AM

Reality is that many things get thrown together in a bill that don't really belong together. That is because some of the legislation is so bad, distasteful, or poorly written that the only way to pass it is to attach it to a popular program bill. Break them out and decide each on it's own merits. Food stamps are a bloated program - especially when you break it down. Parts of it are not even "food" related, unless you intend to eat the "Obamaphone".

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itdoesmatterAug. 7, 1311:08 AM

Compromise in government today = "You let me spend tons of money on my bloated pet project and I will let you spend tons of money on your bloated pet project. And our debt continues to grow.

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gofurnuttAug. 7, 13 1:41 PM

RED Farm States...BIGGEST Corporate Social Welfare Recipients of ALL......Annnd They Tell Us, They Hate BIG Government Handouts To 'da Little Safety Net Recipients....I Know, I Know...They Want It All for Themselves....

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