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Tuesday 11/26/13

Commodity Groups Ramp up Opposition to Coupled Payments
Three major commodity groups would oppose a new farm bill and support extending the 2008 farm law for as much as two more years, as well as a cut in Direct Payments, rather than see target prices recoupled to planted acres.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:28PM CST 11/26/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
Planted acres? Support price?etc. Where does it end? Many moons ago, we rented some 60 acres of farm ground owned by an investor. We were expected to plant about 15 ac. of oats and 1.2 acres of barley. Those promoting these type of activities might not want to use the same designers of the Obamacare website.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:56AM CST 11/27/13
I say go ahead, cut direct payments, it won't affect me much at all. But, if they cut direct payments, they need to cut 4 times the direct payment amount from the food stamp program as well. It is only fair. for ex...>80% food stamp...<20% farm bill portion. I repeat, it is only fair.
Posted by RJZ Peterson at 9:45AM CST 11/27/13
I fail to see the logic why poor people should starve because subsidies are cut from the wealthy? why is this fair? Where are the demands to cut military spending? Id think with all the guns this country owns we would feel much safer then we do, i mean we have private militaries why let the government do what private people do best?
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 8:17AM CST 12/01/13
Come on Jay. Get in the Christmas spirit and give me your city and state. Put your big boy pants and prove yourself.
Posted by CRAIG MOORE at 8:46AM CST 12/03/13
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