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Tuesday 01/28/14

More Commentary on the Farm Bill
More statements are rolling out both supporting and opposing the farm bill as it heads to the floor on Wednesday.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 2:07PM CST 01/28/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (1)
I thought I read it was the "Agriculture Act of 2014", but yet, the derogatory mislabeling continues.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 7:25PM CST 01/29/14
 

Monday 01/27/14

The Agricultural Act of 2014, aka the Farm Bill
The farm bill conference report got a variety of early reactions after its release Monday evening. The bill makes various changes to commodity programs, some of which drew fire from GOP senators who had called for more reforms.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:53PM CST 01/27/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
If only we could have bank robbers for legislators. Most of these thieves are satisfied with only stealing a few thousand dollars. These nearly unlimited investment/profit guaranteeing schemes guarantee the demise of a large number of smaller farmers. Many farmers will continue to receive millions in annual insurance subsides plus policies that guarantee multimillion dollar investments and in many causes provide a huge profit guarantee. In addition to these there are still more investment/ profit guaranteeing schemes in this new bill. In 2012 the 14 insurance companies that sell federal crop insurance ( including JD, ADM, and Pioneer) received a reported $117 billion in insurance subsidies and reportedly only paid out 16 billion in farmer losses. That is about 100 billion in pork. Any republican who votes for this insanity is a true rino and has no right to claim to be a conservative.
Posted by W Kuster at 7:34PM CST 01/27/14
Can I withhold my soybean checkoff MONEY! You talk about killing a already sick market.Goverment is going to make good farmers out of all.This world and market needs to weed out the poor managers who can't farm without handouts. Not only small farmers but the big boys will fall,just alot harder when they do.I say if the market does not want corn don't grow it.Don't pay me to flood a already flooded market.This bill will be the end of demand driven prices.
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 11:30AM CST 01/28/14
"Agriculture Act" Better, but still only about 20% correct.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 1:22PM CST 01/28/14
This is why the RFS mandate is stupid
Posted by GWL 61 at 6:42PM CST 01/28/14
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