House farm bill moves ahead with big ...

House farm bill moves ahead with big cut in food stamps

There are 83 comments on the Reuters story from May 15, 2013, titled House farm bill moves ahead with big cut in food stamps. In it, Reuters reports that:

A Republican-controlled panel in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the biggest cuts in food stamps for the poor in a generation and a potentially expensive expansion of federally subsidized crop insurance.

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bloodsucking parasites

West Sayville, NY

#1 May 16, 2013
Ya don't work, ya don't eat.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 May 16, 2013
bloodsucking parasites wrote:
Ya don't work, ya don't eat.
Great idea, we don't need our farms anyway.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3 May 16, 2013
"Ya don't work, ya don't eat".

Not if you're a corporation or an Insurance company.

Almost half the savings in the House bill would come from a $20.5 billion cut over 10 years in spending on food stamps for low-income Americans.

While the bill expands crop insurance spending by $9 billion over a decade, it would cut traditional subsidies by $22 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Aides to Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said the farm safety net would shrink overall.

Cotton growers would get a special revenue insurance program to replace subsidies that the World Trade Organization says violated trade rules. The government would pay 80 percent of the premium. Peanuts would get a separate revenue insurance program.

"Companies underwriting federal crop insurance are likely to be among the major beneficiaries of the new farm bill when it becomes law," said analyst Mark McMinimy of Guggenheim Washington Research Group.

Teabaggers.

Bloodsucking parasites.

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#4 May 16, 2013
Hungry? Food stamps running low?

Grow a garden for your poor hungry children and preserve it.
Obtain canning supplies fr Thrift Stores by the dozen for pennies.

Places to grow (when you're poor and don't have acres):
1. Balcony/patio in lg containers (also made cheap via carboard boxes lined with garbage bags and dirt poured in).
2. What little yard you might have.
3. An abaandoned lot (with permission), and perhaps invite another family to share that lot with you.

Stop looking to the government to keep you alive. It's very sad they've groomed a mindless zombie they now must feed, but they don't really care about you and FOOD STAMPS isn't going to FIX what is wrong with your life.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#5 May 16, 2013
By FOOD STAMPS do they mean EBT CARDS? You can buy lottery tickets with them and that's just what they'll do.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#6 May 16, 2013
Russia1513 wrote:
Hungry? Food stamps running low?
Grow a garden for your poor hungry children and preserve it.
Obtain canning supplies fr Thrift Stores by the dozen for pennies.
Places to grow (when you're poor and don't have acres):
1. Balcony/patio in lg containers (also made cheap via carboard boxes lined with garbage bags and dirt poured in).
2. What little yard you might have.
3. An abaandoned lot (with permission), and perhaps invite another family to share that lot with you.
Stop looking to the government to keep you alive. It's very sad they've groomed a mindless zombie they now must feed, but they don't really care about you and FOOD STAMPS isn't going to FIX what is wrong with your life.
"Grow a garden for your poor hungry children and preserve it".

A good idea and nothing wrong with that but guess who you're buying your seeds from?

Monsanto is one of the "Big 6" Biotech Corporations, along with BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical Company, Dupont, and Syngenta (so called because they dominate the agricultural input market -- that is, they own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotechnology industries).
Monsanto came under heavy public fire with the development of their "Terminator Technology", a.k.a. "suicide seeds", known technically as V-GURTs (varietal Genetic Use Restriction Technologies) in which the seeds resulting from the first year's planting would be sterile thereby forcing farmers around the world in the Roundup Ready System to buy their seed from them every year rather than saving their best seed for the next years planting, a traditional and economical practice . Seed saving has had the benefit of allowing farmers to continually improve the quality of their crops through careful artificial selection.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7 May 16, 2013
May 13, 2013

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically altered soybeans to create new seeds without paying the company a fee.

Farmers who buy Monsanto’s patented seeds must generally sign a contract promising not to save seeds from the resulting crop, which means they must buy new seeds every year. The seeds are valuable because they are resistant to the herbicide Roundup, itself a Monsanto product.

Monsanto sued, and a federal judge in Indiana ordered Mr. Bowman to pay the company more than $84,000. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent cases, upheld that decision, saying that by planting the seeds Mr. Bowman had infringed Monsanto’s patents.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#8 May 16, 2013
The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week - including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks.

The rider, which is officially known as the Farmer Assurance Provision, has been derided by opponents of biotech lobbying as the “Monsanto Protection Act,” as it would strip federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#9 May 16, 2013
bloodsucking parasites wrote:
Ya don't work, ya don't eat.
EBT cards are not generally about eating, they are about alcohol, cigarettes and cash, street currency.
conservative crapola

Breinigsville, PA

#10 May 16, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
By FOOD STAMPS do they mean EBT CARDS? You can buy lottery tickets with them and that's just what they'll do.
Remember when someone had to explain parody to raygun? Didn't think you did. The cons had no problem paying farmers NOT to grow food.

hahahahahahahahahahaha

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#11 May 16, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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"Grow a garden for your poor hungry children and preserve it".
A good idea and nothing wrong with that but guess who you're buying your seeds from?
Monsanto is one of the "Big 6" Biotech Corporations, along with BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical Company, Dupont, and Syngenta (so called because they dominate the agricultural input market -- that is, they own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotechnology industries).
Monsanto came under heavy public fire with the development of their "Terminator Technology", a.k.a. "suicide seeds", known technically as V-GURTs (varietal Genetic Use Restriction Technologies) in which the seeds resulting from the first year's planting would be sterile thereby forcing farmers around the world in the Roundup Ready System to buy their seed from them every year rather than saving their best seed for the next years planting, a traditional and economical practice . Seed saving has had the benefit of allowing farmers to continually improve the quality of their crops through careful artificial selection.
So the heirloom 'non-GMO' seeds I've purchased from Canadian farms are of no use to me, then?

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#12 May 16, 2013
Uh, and that would be from PRIVATELY owned farms, not corporate...

And it does make me hurl that Monsanto is capable of claiming your bumper crop of 12lb winter squash is actually an amalgamation of their intellectual property, through no fault of your own, ergo you are not entitled to the profits or use of said crop, nor the seeds... and if you fight them, you can lose a half a million dollar farm you fought to keep going all your life, because of corporate hucksterism.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#13 May 16, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember when someone had to explain parody to raygun? Didn't think you did. The cons had no problem paying farmers NOT to grow food.
hahahahahahahahahahaha
It's the COVER-UP STUPID.
BENGHAZI. When you learn that, you may speak. No go sit in your corner and stop picking your nose.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#14 May 16, 2013
Collective farming in China killed millions of people. Democrats are idiots and need to be subdued in every way.. IRS targeting won't help their criminal activities in this department, unless the democrats target conservative farmers with audits and penalties to push them out so they could put a Democrat in. It's time to punish all democrats for being blatantly stupid as to what their criminal leaders are doing.
IMPEACH OBAMA NOW...BENGHAZI
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#15 May 16, 2013
Russia1513 wrote:
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So the heirloom 'non-GMO' seeds I've purchased from Canadian farms are of no use to me, then?
No, they are exactly that, "heirlooms" or soon will be.

If Monsanto has any say.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#16 May 16, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
May 13, 2013
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that farmers could not use Monsanto’s patented genetically altered soybeans to create new seeds without paying the company a fee.
Farmers who buy Monsanto’s patented seeds must generally sign a contract promising not to save seeds from the resulting crop, which means they must buy new seeds every year. The seeds are valuable because they are resistant to the herbicide Roundup, itself a Monsanto product.
Monsanto sued, and a federal judge in Indiana ordered Mr. Bowman to pay the company more than $84,000. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent cases, upheld that decision, saying that by planting the seeds Mr. Bowman had infringed Monsanto’s patents.
Monsanto killed the bees so they could replace them with bees that are genetically modified to only pollinate plant grown from there seeds. Rockefeller, Monsanto should be exposed to the world as criminals and sneaks that would risk starving us to make a buck and monopolize the seed industry. Democrats are shameful. IRS>>>>BENGHAZI >>>AP>>>> MONSANTO.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#17 May 16, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
Collective farming in China killed millions of people. Democrats are idiots and need to be subdued in every way.. IRS targeting won't help their criminal activities in this department, unless the democrats target conservative farmers with audits and penalties to push them out so they could put a Democrat in. It's time to punish all democrats for being blatantly stupid as to what their criminal leaders are doing.
IMPEACH OBAMA NOW...BENGHAZI
Enough off-topic teabagger drivel to fertilize 40 acres.
conservative crapola

Orefield, PA

#18 May 16, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
<quoted text>
Where's the beef, bandbagger?

hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#19 May 16, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
<quoted text>Monsanto killed the bees so they could replace them with bees that are genetically modified to only pollinate plant grown from there seeds. Rockefeller, Monsanto should be exposed to the world as criminals and sneaks that would risk starving us to make a buck and monopolize the seed industry. Democrats are shameful. IRS>>>>BENGHAZI >>>AP>>>> MONSANTO.
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it bought a smaller biotech research company that is developing a technology to kill crop pests while protecting the health of bees.

Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company, did not disclose terms of the deal to buy the company, called Beeologics.

Monsanto develops genetically engineered strains of corn and soybeans that grow their own pesticides. The company said it will use Beeologics's technology to develop new crops, but it didn't elaborate.

Monsanto is considered the mother of agricultural biotechnology. The company produces biotechnology, genomics and herbicides for corn, cotton, oil seeds, and vegetables. It produces genetically altered seeds to tolerate it's flagship product, Roundup. Monsanto also produces Asgrow, DEKALB, Deltapine, and Seminis seeds. Other products have included Agent Orange, the now ubiquitous PCBs, DDT, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) and Aspartame.

GMO Pollen is a POLLUTANT, not merely a pest.
GMO Pollen is being protected by ALEC and ALEC legislators and this has to stop.
ALEC is another name for pro-corporate legislation / regulation.

Agri-business is just another name for corporate farming and it needs to be stopped
–before all crops are cross pollenated with GMO and
–no independent farmers exist because all their seeds,crops and farms have been hi-jacked/stolen by Monsanto.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#20 May 16, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Great idea, we don't need our farms anyway.
This bill has little to do with farms. 2/3 of it is welfare to loser low information voters.

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