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Re: Here's your check. Trump farm subsidies reaching unsustainable levels

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Subsidies... any of them, for all segment of society, creates dependency. We know that. The war on poverty is one such example. However, our food supply is a national security issue. 

 

Farmers, ranchers, agriculture "in general", prefers a leave me alone approach, but keeping America and a lot of the world fed is important. 

 

Double edge sword. Where is that middle ground? ... it's a moving target. Nothing would please America's agriculture industry more than a free market approach. 

 

We will always need to protect/support agriculture from the affects of natural disasters. 


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Here's your check. Trump farm subsidies reaching unsustainable levels

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Rich, one of the interesting aspects of the TRUMP BAILOUT, is most of the money is going to the large farm companies as opposed the small family farm owners.

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Here's your check. Trump farm subsidies reaching unsustainable levels

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In less than four years, Trump has already spent more subsidizing farmers than Obama did in eight. This became necessary when Trump's unfocused trade war destroyed the Chinese markets the agricultural associations had spent decades building. Now it will be difficult to stop those payments.  Like the Trump pandemic, another gift.  I told you so. 

 

 

As agriculture grows more reliant on unprecedented taxpayer support, farm policy experts and watchdog groups warn the subsidies are growing too big and too fast, with no strings attached and little oversight from Congress — and that Washington could have a difficult time shutting off the spigot.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/14/donald-trump-coronavirus-farmer-bailouts-359932 

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