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Thursday 08/29/13

Sen. Grassley: 'Holding out Hope for Farm Bill Passage'
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Thursday that he remains hopeful a new five-year farm bill will be passed in Congress ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline although there will be just nine working days once lawmakers return to Washington.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:28AM CDT 08/29/13 by Todd Neeley | Post a Comment
Comments (10)
The last thing this country needs is another bloated highly discriminatory government farm program full of schemes that target the largest select farmers with the greatest benefits that are in many cases massive investment/profit guarantees. To pretend that the 49 farm bill is not repeal-able is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is any suggestion that squandering billions for this highly wasteful bill will somehow get this nation's fiscal house in order. Congress has proven itself incapable of controlling crop insurance schemes that have morphed into massive investment/profit guarantees for a select few. Too pretend that expanding these schemes for a select few is reform is dishonest and morally unconscionable.
Posted by John Olson at 7:09AM CDT 08/30/13
To pretend that promoting and supercharging government schemes for farmers that provide for multimillion dollar investment/profit guarantees as well as annual billions in premium subsidies is reform is completely preposterous. Such schemes steal from smaller and beginning farmers a fair and equal opportunity to compete.
Posted by John Olson at 6:39AM CDT 09/02/13
John you got too much time on your hands if you can think up all this s---.
Posted by KEITH PEARSON at 7:24PM CDT 09/02/13
Try getting a life off of farm welfare Keith. Many of us taxpaying farmers are sick and tired of supporting farm welfare kings and queens ever pandering for more government subsidies and guarantees.
Posted by John Olson at 12:34PM CDT 09/03/13
John; keep talking to yourself 'no one is lisening.Some of us have had much more expiereance with republican farm bills.
Posted by melvin meister at 8:35PM CDT 09/03/13
Have you ever been hungry John? If you had to forage morsels for nourishment, you might not hate farmers quite so much.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:52AM CDT 09/04/13
A dislike for stupid government schemes is not equivalent to hatred for farmers. Why Bonnie do you hate smaller and beginning farmers Bonnie? It has a whole lot to do with your greed Bonnie and your naivety regarding government schemes to alleviate hunger. Supporting government schemes that work to eliminate farm numbers can also contribute hunger.
Posted by John Olson at 7:32AM CDT 09/06/13
It is all in ones perspective John. Why you would label a 100 cow calf operation as greedy? What you reference as a scheme in farming, is only a pimple on an elepants rear end. I like to not become blind do to an obsession to keep things in perspective.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 7:23AM CDT 09/08/13
Greedy and blind would describe someone happy to have government schemes drive up their real estate values and oblivious to their smaller neighbors being driven out of business by government multibillion dollar schemes. Blind would also describe those oblivious to government schemes driving up food production costs. Fortunately most small beef cow/calf operations are very cognizant of the government financial assault against their small businesses.
Posted by John Olson at 12:04PM CDT 09/08/13
Good grief!
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 3:20PM CDT 09/08/13
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