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Friday 08/09/13

Specialty Crop States Must Push for Five-Year Farm Bill
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said in a telephone conference Wednesday that corn, wheat and sugar farmer are fine with an extension, but another extension does not cover programs important to specialty crops.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:38AM CDT 08/09/13 by Jerry Hagstrom | Post a Comment
Comments (8)
More government cheese for growers of specialty crops is not the answer. The cheese factory is running out of cheese. See Peterson's sordid history of targeting the largest cash benefits and largest income guarantees to the largest farmers as well as targeting growers of select crops with the largest financial benefits is truly despicable.
Posted by John Olson at 7:47AM CDT 08/09/13
yeah John, Cheese factory is out of cheese because the corporate rats ate it all and only give droppings for taxes!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 9:19AM CDT 08/09/13
Liberalism is a mental disorder marked by an insatiable appetite for more entitlements and more taxes . Growing government with more tax revenues is a dead end that leads to national financial collapse as well as unprofitable corporations which employ no one. Levels of taxation are never higher enough for liberals. People from Detroit have been voting with their feet for a long time as they have pursued more hospitable places to live and work. Greedy corporate executives are a problem as well as greedy governments and greedy government bureaucrats. People who demonstrate a lack of moral integrity need to be remove from office whether it is a corporate or a government office. See
Posted by John Olson at 12:11PM CDT 08/11/13
More taxes feed the monster. See
Posted by John Olson at 12:23PM CDT 08/11/13
John If we all read the Right Wing Press we would both be wrong .
Posted by melvin meister at 7:35AM CDT 08/12/13
Hey John, ever here of this long haired hippy freak guy who talked against war, against the 'job creators", for giving EVERYTHING you own to the poor in order to follow him, healed the sick despite them having preexisting conditions/ Well he is a lob you guys should read about someday,,, he is in your bible.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 7:39AM CDT 08/15/13
excuse me,,, typo in last blog,,, lib instead of lob,,,,,, oh and by the way, he also said to pay your taxes to the government. You know I really cant understand how extreme conservatives say they are following this guy?????
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 7:42AM CDT 08/15/13
Try educating yourself Jay. Conservatives are more generous than liberals. See See
Posted by John Olson at 12:55PM CDT 08/15/13
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