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USDA Gives Millions to Farmers Who Aren’t Actually Farming?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/11 01:15:22

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has doled out millions of dollars in subsidies to farms on which farming isn’t actually taking place, according a new report from government watchdogs. Billions more have gone towards supporting farms that don’t grow the crops for which they’re being subsidized.

USDA gave nearly $3 million last year to 2,327 farms that had not grown any crops since 2006, according to the report, released last week by the Government Accountability Office. Of those farms, 622 had not grown any crops since 2001.

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  • Studied 2012/07/11 01:28:07
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    I have been screaming about this practice for years. They also pay farmers not to farm so that we do not have too much produce that will drive down the prices.

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  • A Founding Father 2012/07/11 06:42:16 (edited)
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    This has been known for decades, literally decades. Congressmen who have made these appropriations for their constituents will not answer the phone if you inquire. Nothing new here.

    It would be far more shocking if someone posted the $Billions given to large corporations such as ConAgra, Tyson Foods, Dole, Hunt, and a hundred others.
  • zbacku 2012/07/11 02:29:56 (edited)
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    It will NEVER end as long as Democrats and RINO's control the government. money down toilet
  • Studied 2012/07/11 01:28:07
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    I have been screaming about this practice for years. They also pay farmers not to farm so that we do not have too much produce that will drive down the prices.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/11 01:16:48
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    Do any of the federal agencies do the job that they were set up to do? (And I mean do it right!!!)

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