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Old 06-27-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Check the amount of subsidies Farmers in your area are getting or making


EWG || Farm Subsidy Database || Maine

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Old 06-27-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Wow...I don't feel so bad...even our "big" dairy farm did not make the top recipient category. Actually nothing surprising there...the top farms have 1600-200 milking cows so they have a lot of acreage to use the money on.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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since the subsidies come from the ---Farm Bill---maybe they should post the names ,adresses, and amounts the people recieve of the outgoing 67% of farm bill spending---------nutritional aid.

Fair is fair, they should publish the lists of people recieving food stamps also since many people chide farmers who get subsidies as being in welfare.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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since the subsidies come from the ---Farm Bill---maybe they should post the names ,adresses, and amounts the people recieve of the outgoing 67% of farm bill spending---------nutritional aid.

Fair is fair, they should publish the lists of people recieving food stamps also since many people chide farmers who get subsidies as being in welfare.
Somewhere on there they have the names.

http://farm.ewg.org/farm/top_recips....progcode=total
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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I didn't find the names of anyone recieving food stamps ( along with the amounts
$$$$$$$ )

The govt releases every farmers name recieving a subsidy, regardless how small, and says it is made available under the -----"freedom of information"

The govt never releases the names,addresses, and amounts of people recieving food stamps from the farm bill and justifies their policy by stating---" data privacy"

Sounds like a double standard being used !
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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I never thought of that Marmac, but it is true. The majority of the Farm Bill does go to food stamps. I think a very big portion of it even goes to other countries to feed them.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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You both have good points there.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:15 AM
 
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It's pretty sad. Maine has gotten accolades for having a lot of government stuff online, and one is all public salaries. Anyway my wife is a teacher so now everyone can see what I take as a farmer, and what my wife makes as a teacher...but you can't see what the lame and lazy take for welfare.

WTF (What the fannypack)
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