Minn. congressman proposes dairy subs...

Minn. congressman proposes dairy subsidy reforms

There are 24 comments on the SavannahNow story from Jul 20, 2011, titled Minn. congressman proposes dairy subsidy reforms. In it, SavannahNow reports that:

When milk prices plummeted in 2009, wiping out years of savings and causing hundreds of dairy farms to go under, struggling farmers pleaded for the government to do something to help stabilize prices and inspire growth.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at SavannahNow.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#1 Jul 20, 2011
a saftey net for dairy farmers?
why not a saftey net for coffee shop owners, car wash operators, sunglass shops?

here's a novel idea.

no.

STOP USING MY MONEY TO KEEP OTHERS IN BUSINESS!
Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#2 Jul 20, 2011
Minn. congressman proposes milking the American taxpayer but there's not enough teats on that cow anymore.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#3 Jul 20, 2011
If only you tea-bag morons were capable of reading more than the headline...

"...changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies...."

" First, it would eliminate a pair of rarely used federal programs designed to help dairy farmers in lean times.
Second, it would strengthen an insurance-like program in which the government pays farmers when milk profits become too slim.
Third, when profit margins shrink to a certain level, the government would limit how much milk is produced."

So sad that you just knee jerk; rather than understand anything.

Farming is very hard. It is often desparate, and I've worked with farmers who 'came to town' to work hourly jobs to keep their farm.

You sad sacks know nothing, yet spout crap you hear on FOXLIES like whales.
Here's a scoop: FOXLIES is just not just lies, it exists to get you on the side of thse who really control you. You are tools of the lowest sort.

Empty barrels.
Cranky Old Man

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2011
If some dairy farms fail to manage their business, let them fail. Nobody forced anybody to go in the cow milk business. All kinds of companies can have a bad day. I do not care for socialist milk and government owned cows.
serfs up

Plano, TX

#5 Jul 20, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
If only you tea-bag morons were capable of reading more than the headline...
"...changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies...."
" First, it would eliminate a pair of rarely used federal programs designed to help dairy farmers in lean times.
Second, it would strengthen an insurance-like program in which the government pays farmers when milk profits become too slim.
Third, when profit margins shrink to a certain level, the government would limit how much milk is produced."
So sad that you just knee jerk; rather than understand anything.
Farming is very hard. It is often desparate, and I've worked with farmers who 'came to town' to work hourly jobs to keep their farm.
You sad sacks know nothing, yet spout crap you hear on FOXLIES like whales.
Here's a scoop: FOXLIES is just not just lies, it exists to get you on the side of thse who really control you. You are tools of the lowest sort.
Empty barrels.
Mr. Bill it is a team effort. those who do not collect are the suckers. What do we do? there are many people collecting. When the social programs changed massively some half century ago, people warned. Now we have forty or fifty million babies born on the welfare. Now we have single parents over forty per cent and in African American communities about eighty per cent. The people collecting SSI and SSDI for minor reasons is off the charts. And all of the laws and rules that makes people collect for any reason if they are wronged or a minority in the right place at the right time has made the payments the taxpayer makes just jolly. We can go on, but Maher and Behar as examples and the rest of the View like scum and those who have sucked off the tit of the real foundation is now reaching critical mass. If progressives win...Then to all people who care...Stop being suckers...Slow down. Let the problems increase until it comes to a head. To men, do not marry unless it is a sure thing. You will rue the laws that turn you into a pure slave. And this attitude is what worry's you. Something for nothing and others suffering for it is coming to an end. Or to a nation that becomes pure law and order. With a smile of course...
sue

United States

#6 Jul 20, 2011
The goverment tells dairy farmers what they get for their milk and has for years. If the goverment would just get out of the dairy business farmers would do better.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#8 Jul 20, 2011
Except for the military, what is successful in any federal bureaucracy? Get the government out and let captalism work.
tom

Owatonna, MN

#9 Jul 20, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
Except for the military, what is successful in any federal bureaucracy? Get the government out and let captalism work.
The miliary waste more money then any other. That said we must cut and gut all federal and state agencies and start over with little to no interference and small impact. Let business fail or succede on its own.
Chuckie

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Jul 20, 2011
Eliminate ALL tax expenditures/subsidies. Our politicians talk about free market then do the opposite with tax expenditures/subsidies. End these we;fare programs.
true

Nathalie, VA

#11 Jul 20, 2011
Government has been wanting to take over farms for years

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 Jul 20, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
If only you tea-bag morons were capable of reading more than the headline...
"...changes to the safety net for the nation's dairy farmers in an effort to make the milk industry more profitable and less reliant on federal subsidies...."
" First, it would eliminate a pair of rarely used federal programs designed to help dairy farmers in lean times.
Second, it would strengthen an insurance-like program in which the government pays farmers when milk profits become too slim.
Third, when profit margins shrink to a certain level, the government would limit how much milk is produced."
So sad that you just knee jerk; rather than understand anything.
Farming is very hard. It is often desparate, and I've worked with farmers who 'came to town' to work hourly jobs to keep their farm.
You sad sacks know nothing, yet spout crap you hear on FOXLIES like whales.
Here's a scoop: FOXLIES is just not just lies, it exists to get you on the side of thse who really control you. You are tools of the lowest sort.
Empty barrels.
still stuck on stupid, huh, bill.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#13 Jul 20, 2011
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
still stuck on stupid, huh, bill.
Still stuck on robo-troll, eh carey?
hillbilly

Dunlap, TN

#15 Jul 20, 2011
i am setting here eating ice cream,it cost about 50 cents per gallon to make,,it cost me about 50 cents per gallon to produce milk,,this time of year,cost to produce milk next to nothing..in winter feeding grain and hay cost goes around 50 cents per gallon,cow gives me a calf every year,that by winter will bring will sell for 400 dollars..so if these farmers need a government teat.let them sell out..i feed off around 80 pigs per year,just on my surplus milk.thats 8,000 dollars,,hell boys a real farmer don't need 250 thousand a year to blow on having a good time.
Roosevelt

Mcintosh, MN

#16 Jul 20, 2011
Typical city answer: why not a safety net for sunglasses shops?

When's the last time someone rioted over no sunglasses?
carey529 wrote:
a saftey net for dairy farmers?
why not a saftey net for coffee shop owners, car wash operators, sunglass shops?
here's a novel idea.
no.
STOP USING MY MONEY TO KEEP OTHERS IN BUSINESS!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Jul 20, 2011
Farmers- including dairy farmers- want freedom, not more susidies or rules or restictions or controls. That's why most of them are farmers in the first place- to be their own boss.

My dad has been farming for over 50 years and he would GLADLY give up ALL govt subsidies/support/etc if he had the actual freedom to plant whatever he wanted on his 1,000+ acres.

Since: May 11

Tupelo, MS

#18 Jul 20, 2011
Roosevelt wrote:
Typical city answer: why not a safety net for sunglasses shops?
When's the last time someone rioted over no sunglasses?
<quoted text>
wow!
and i thought bill was stupid!

“Try an take 'em ya Varmint”

Since: Jul 08

Rio Rancho

#19 Jul 20, 2011
How about we reform them right into the trash can. These clowns get rich of dairy subsidies.
true

Nathalie, VA

#20 Jul 21, 2011
Cravczec wrote:
How about we reform them right into the trash can. These clowns get rich of dairy subsidies.
Kinda like the black farmers that didnt exist who got a settlement from obama
Roosevelt

Mcintosh, MN

#21 Jul 21, 2011
You just think food shows up on the plate, right?

Roosevelt wrote:
Typical city answer: why not a safety net for sunglasses shops?
When's the last time someone rioted over no sunglasses?
<quoted text>

wow!
and i thought bill was stupid!
horacegreeley wrote:
<quoted text>
wow!
and i thought bill was stupid!

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#22 Jul 21, 2011
true wrote:
<quoted text>
Kinda like the black farmers that didnt exist who got a settlement from obama
The settlement was made in 1998 stupid.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Collin Peterson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News States push to keep people from buying junk foo... (Mar '17) Mar '17 coyote505 3
News Farm bill plows under direct payments (Feb '14) Feb '14 super ball xlviiiii 1
News The Fix: What Henry Waxman's retirement tells u... (Jan '14) Jan '14 Le Jimbo 7
News House Republicans to push $40 billion cut to fo... (Aug '13) Aug '13 swedenforever 97
News Republicans drop food stamps from farm bill (Jul '13) Jul '13 WeTheSheeple 8
News House GOP passes farm bill without food stamps (Jul '13) Jul '13 Halito 1
News House Republicans dropping food stamps from far... (Jul '13) Jul '13 Jeff Brightone 1