049 – Farm Bill What is the fall back position?

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Farm Bill Podcast

I continue my discussion of the 2012/2013 farm bill.Farm And Ranch Country Podcast

What is the fall back position for agricultural groups if a farm bill does not happen?

What is your fall back position for your agricultural operation if a farm bill does not happen?

Lots of hurdles to overcome to get a farm bill finished.

Agricultural committee members and their staffs have done this more than once during difficult times.

Budget in the end is the problem with getting a farm bill done.

4 Comments

  1. Sasa02 said:

    The government should give more attention about the agricultural side. Don’t they realize that agriculture is the most important thing in our lives? We are getting all what we eat from here.

    March 7, 2012
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  2. Wynona said:

    i haven’t read your post about farm bill so I can’t really say my opinion towards that. Hope I can read it! Any way, thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    March 12, 2012
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  3. Brien27 said:

    Thanks for sharing with us the farm bill podcast, hope you can share more update with us…

    March 14, 2012
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  4. fedup said:

    It truly is a shame if congress is allowed to continue its war against small family farmers with the highly financially discriminatory crop insurance scheme. This scheme which guarantees the greatest probability of the greatest income to the largest farmers creates impossible financial competition for most small farmers. In other words congress gives so much more to the haves that those with less are unable to have any chance of competing in the farm business. Crony capitalism is the term that describes federal crop insurance. Federal crop insurance is a government scheme that uses the taxpayers’ contributions and government resources to disproportionately guarantee greater wealth to those with the greatest probability of the greatest wealth. In exchange for highly subsidized premiums the wealthiest farmers or those with the greatest probability of the greatest wealth (generally those with the most acres controlled or owned) receive nearly bullet proof investment and profit insurance worth many times what smaller farmers can obtain. (Fair market values of investment /profit guarantee received.)
    In short, government is guaranteeing the most to those who have the most. This granting of overwhelming prosperity in exchange for highly subsidized premiums allows the largest and already most financially competitive farm operators the ability to make sure most smaller farmers can see the lights of the uncoming train financial

    March 15, 2012
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