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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM
 
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You want to stabilize the supply side. Food stamps doesn't help if all the farmers go bust and there's no one left to grow the food.
Inefficient farming operations will go out of business faster than now if the Federal government stops subsides but that does not mean there will be "no one left to grow the food". More efficient, more automated, less labor intensive farming will easily pick up the slack. Most markets work on supply and demand. I fail to understand why that would not work for farming.
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Old Yesterday, 10:28 PM
 
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Subsistence farming? You want to snuff out a small portion of the Amish?
I don't want to "snuff out" anyone. I just don't want to continue to pay to support inefficient farming. Is there some reason I should be especially concerned about the Amish?
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Old Yesterday, 11:20 PM
 
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Inefficient farming operations will go out of business faster than now if the Federal government stops subsides but that does not mean there will be "no one left to grow the food". More efficient, more automated, less labor intensive farming will easily pick up the slack. Most markets work on supply and demand. I fail to understand why that would not work for farming.
We are well aware that you fail to understand.
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Old Yesterday, 11:21 PM
 
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I don't want to "snuff out" anyone. I just don't want to continue to pay to support inefficient farming. Is there some reason I should be especially concerned about the Amish?
Learn what subsistence farming is.

And not the Amish, just a small portion of Amish.
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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We are well aware that you fail to understand.
Fail to understand what???
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Old Today, 10:32 AM
 
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Fail to understand what???
I think it is not a failure to understand. I just want to cut off the handouts the rest of us pay for. We can start by getting rid of alcohol in gasoline which does nothing for the environment, costs more and rots out the fuel systems on lawn movers and small motors.

They we can dump the Department of Agriculture. The DA is misunderstood. The grading of meat is not a safety issue but helps with sales. The DA does absolutely nothing to protect the consumer. It is and always has been a publicly paid lobby for the farming industry.
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