Farm subsidy give away
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Farmer Brown

Harrodsburg, KY

#1 Jan 6, 2013
Want to know how your tax dollar is being spent on farm subsidies? What to know if some one in Mercer County has been paid almost $470,600.00 in farm subsities over the last ten years? Want to know how much millionaire Western Kentucky farmers are getting? Go to U.S. Farm subsidy data base on your computer. Type in our local post zip code and you can locate over 1,500 local farmers and the amount of farm subsidies received. Or you can see the enormous amount of tax money spent in any county in any state in the union. Interesting data.
Can not believe

Harrodsburg, KY

#2 Jan 6, 2013
I did it and I am shocked. You can find out how much any farmer got and some of the got a lot. No wonder this country faces a big debt. It is not only poor people who get money from the government.
Knowing

Richmond, KY

#3 Jan 6, 2013
U Dont know what u r talking about.Most of what the county received was from the tobacco buyout.Tobacco companies paid States money for ten years.The buyout ends 2015.The States got half the money to admister the program.Money from the buyout went for water lines, sewer lines & many other programs.If u want to complain about something the Food Stamp Program in the Farm Bill.What that got do with farming.Lets start drug testing these people that on Food Stamp Program.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Knowing wrote:
U Dont know what u r talking about.Most of what the county received was from the tobacco buyout.Tobacco companies paid States money for ten years.The buyout ends 2015.The States got half the money to admister the program.Money from the buyout went for water lines, sewer lines & many other programs.If u want to complain about something the Food Stamp Program in the Farm Bill.What that got do with farming.Lets start drug testing these people that on Food Stamp Program.
You are partially incorrect. There is a difference in the tobacco buyout and tobacco subsidies. You will also see that the subsidies include corn and cattle.

Don't kid yourself. This is money that farmers get from the government each year.
Knowing

Nerinx, KY

#5 Jan 6, 2013
I was a Tobacco Farmer 1968-2004 the last year of the tobacco price support program.This is the way it worked the government had graders which the grower paid out of your check.The grader would put a price on your tobacco if the tobacco company didn't bid the price the government would get it.Then the government would prize the tobacco in hodges for aging.Then the Tobacco Companies would buy it from the government.The tobacco farmers would get a check from the government for what profit they had made.The pool or the government never lost a penny. Now there is no safety net for the tobacco farmer.So u need to do some research.Ok the grain farmers have a safety net but the price is so low u would go broke.Lets talk about the milk subsidies they r low also. Have u been watching the news about the Farm Bill.If the Government didn't pass this Milk would go to $8 gallon.
Farmer Brown

Harrodsburg, KY

#6 Jan 6, 2013
Knowing wrote:
U Dont know what u r talking about.Most of what the county received was from the tobacco buyout.Tobacco companies paid States money for ten years.The buyout ends 2015.The States got half the money to admister the program.Money from the buyout went for water lines, sewer lines & many other programs.If u want to complain about something the Food Stamp Program in the Farm Bill.What that got do with farming.Lets start drug testing these people that on Food Stamp Program.
The information is easy to find. I have told you how. A huge amount of tax money goes to the nation's farmers in the subsidy program. For your information I will list the top three Mercer County farmers and the dole that they got. I will only list the amount and not the names of the farmers:#1 got $470,638.93 of your tax dollars.#2 got $335,406.63.#3 got $259, 163.40.

But if you want to get sick at your stomach. Check out the really big farmers in some of of our western states.
hereitis

Gordon, TX

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Knowing

Nerinx, KY

#8 Jan 6, 2013
The food stamp program will come close to 1 trillion dollars for 2012.This is in the Farm Bill. Why are food stamps in the Farm Bill. I think the government should drop all the Farm Bill

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#9 Jan 6, 2013
Knowing wrote:
The food stamp program will come close to 1 trillion dollars for 2012.This is in the Farm Bill. Why are food stamps in the Farm Bill. I think the government should drop all the Farm Bill
Because food stamps (SNAP) is regulated and is part of the USDA. They don't need to do anything with food stamps. For every one person who abuses them, 10 more use them to feed their children. Many people who work get food stamps to help feed their kids.

You want to know a fun fact? Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid and food stamp recipients in many states, costing the taxpayer $1,000 per worker.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

No not the lazy teenage mom with four kids. The poor sap working her ass off for some of the wealthiest people in the United States who have closed more family businesses and drove a stake in the heart of MADE IN THE USA with their cheap Chinese shit!

I'm sorry, but nothing gets my dander up more.
Knowing

Richmond, KY

#10 Jan 6, 2013
When Congress pass the Farm Bill congress passes Food Stamps. The young people are abusing this program. Test them for drugs & if the test comes back bad take them away from them.I worked 3 jobs for 40 years that the only way to get ahead.
Johnny Popper

Harrodsburg, KY

#11 Jan 6, 2013
Subsidies help ensure national food security and supply. A subsidy is paid to farmers to supplement their income, manage the supply of agriculture commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. The system is not perfect but it does help. Its true that alot of people who dont need it recieve payments . But thats true with alot of things in life as far as there being an unbalanced distribution of benefits for the wealthy. I dont think we should pick on farmers. Of all the corrupt things in the world people want to single out framers??? With rising fuel prices, farm land development, climate changes, government regulations farmers have a pretty rough go of it.
Mister x

Pikeville, KY

#12 Jan 7, 2013
I notice my name on the list. The money received on the Clean Water Act I received. The money was spent for conservation. Water shed of a river and creek. Fenced off river & creek.Planted Native Grass around river & creek. Keep livestock out of watershed. Fence set back 20 ft. The money was spent for fence and seed.
Mister x

Pikeville, KY

#13 Jan 7, 2013
The environment & clean water act is part of the Farm Bill. So if u like to drink dirty water. Cut the subsides & drink dirty water. There has never been any subsides on Tobacco. Grain & milk has them but the prices are so low u would go broke.
Tax paying city man

Harrodsburg, KY

#14 Jan 8, 2013
Mister x wrote:
I notice my name on the list. The money received on the Clean Water Act I received. The money was spent for conservation. Water shed of a river and creek. Fenced off river & creek.Planted Native Grass around river & creek. Keep livestock out of watershed. Fence set back 20 ft. The money was spent for fence and seed.
So the tax payer fenced your creek and bought grass seed. It is your land. Would you have fenced it yourself if the governemnt had not jumped in and offered you a bunch of money? I understand that you are protecting the creek and river bank, but since you own the land should that be your responsibility? I assume that you graze cattle and that they use the creek and river for water. That is part of your business.

Farmers are in business to make money. Other people don't depend on the tax payer to provide money so that they can turn a profit. Why should they?
Tax paying city man

Harrodsburg, KY

#15 Jan 8, 2013
Mister x wrote:
The environment & clean water act is part of the Farm Bill. So if u like to drink dirty water. Cut the subsides & drink dirty water. There has never been any subsides on Tobacco. Grain & milk has them but the prices are so low u would go broke.
So fencing your creek at the tax payer's expense has kept my drinking water clean? I doubt that. To make any difference all creeks and rivers would have to be fenced and special grass grown and that simply is not happening. Way I look at it, you got free fence and grass seed and you might even been paid to put in the fence and plant the seed.

You say that there has never been any subsides on tobacco. Before the tobacco buyout the farmers were alloted x number of pounds of tobacco. The government set a minimum price for each pound of each grade of tobacco. If the farmer's crop did not sell for the minimum price the crop went into a government pool and the farmer was paid the difference. That was a subsidy. When the subsidy program went away the farmer was given he granddaddy of subsidies. He received payments year after year and he did not have to grow anything.
Knowing

Lebanon, KY

#16 Jan 8, 2013
The so call subside u talking about was money from Tobacco Companies. Look up Tobacco Buyout. Also the States got half the Money to administration & use it anyway try want too.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#17 Jan 8, 2013
Knowing wrote:
The so call subside u talking about was money from Tobacco Companies. Look up Tobacco Buyout. Also the States got half the Money to administration & use it anyway try want too.
That is incorrect. The tobacco buyout is not the same as tobacco subsidies.

Since: Oct 12

Baltimore, Maryland

#18 Jan 8, 2013
Knowing

Nerinx, KY

#19 Jan 8, 2013
How do u get money. I raised tobacco for 40 years didn't get shit. Had two crops destroyed by hail storms
Knowing

Nerinx, KY

#20 Jan 8, 2013
Did U raise Tobacco? If U didn't U don't know shit.

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