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Learn more about Farm Subsidies
A farm subsidy is a form of financial aid paid to farmers by the government. The purpose of the aid can be to supplement their income or influence the cost and supply of agricultural products. The U.S. government pays farmers more than $20 Billion a year in farm subsidies. Proponents argue that the subsides are necessary since net farm income has decline by 32% between 2014 and 2015. Opponents argue that the farmers should fend for themselves and point out that 2,300 farmers who do not grow crops receive annual subsidies. See recent farm subsidy news
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Yes, but have the subsidy be a function of a combination of a) the health benefits the subsidized crops provide and b) the amount of those type of health benefits currently on the market (in other words, use gov't subsidies to produce a balanced meal... 5 years ago from a Democrat in San Francisco, CA
Farms and ranches, especially family operations, are barely profitable enough to say in business as it is. Although I generally disagree with government interference in business matters, it is the government's business to ensure that the country is... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Norman, OK
Yes, if they are organic, if it is to stabilize prices and encourage more people to farm as an occupation, and if the support they give to farmers is in proportion to the size of the farming company. For instance, the government shall not be allowed to... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Minneapolis, MN
Cur factory farm, add small and organic. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Duluth, MN
Yes for small and organic farmers. The huge farms and their owners need no more subsidies. 5 years ago from a Green in Ely, MN
Only when there is a problem like drought, etc. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Spokane, WA
Yes, but not if those farmers grow crops or raise animals for BigAgra. 5 years ago from a Republican in Houston, TX
No … the government should let them sell their crops … not pay them not to grow .. 5 years ago from a Green in Camden, ME
No, this would help big business and capitalism. Instead, we should end capitalism and supply the farmers with what they need. 5 years ago from a Socialist in Portland, OR
No, allow farmers to grow which ever crops increase their profits most and do not limit the amounts or types of crops they farm. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Gainesville, FL
Subsidize small farmers not large corporate farms. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Sun Prairie, WI
The only way that farmers actually make money is by the government subsidies. i have studied this before, if they didn't have subsidies they would probibly go find a new job. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Tempe, AZ
Yes, but not focus all their attention on farmers. 5 years ago from a Republican in Tempe, AZ
Yes, but remove the term "factory farm" from the vocabulary of anyone who cannot point to a specific instance in which they have physically been in the property of such a farm. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Madison, WI
No. Let them do their work and sell their wares to those that would purchase them. 5 years ago from a Republican in Sacramento, CA
Yes, but only farmers that can give proof of inability to make a living wage based on family size and geographical cost of living. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Evanston, IL
Yes, with base pay. Keep those guys in business. Politicians have to eat too, right? There's no reason for farmers to call it a day, and the US is capable of producing plenty of food for it's citizens. Weather and natural disasters can ruin a... 5 years ago from a Republican in Nashville, TN
Yes, only organic, non-factory farmers. 5 years ago from a Green in Seattle, WA
Promote small organic farms. Bang GMO's and inhuman factory farming that degrades the environment or animals. 5 years ago from a Green in New Paltz, NY
Cut corn, wheat, diary and factory farm subsidies and subsidize small and organic farmers.
Cut corn, wheat, and factory farm subsides and do subsidize small and organic farmers. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Yes but only to assist where commodity prices would otherwise harm consumers, e.g. dairy. Otherwise, no and especially not to those farming over 1,000 acres. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Toledo, OH
Yes, But include small and organic farms, and cut corn and factory farm subsidies. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Santa Barbara, CA
Yes. Food security contributes to national security, and protection from crop failure should be provided with limitations. Subsidies could also be used to affect crop choices and crop rotation, and to protect small farmers from huge agribusinesses. There... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Milford, MA
No, but should remove restrictions and allow global trading to be done more freely. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Meadville, PA
The Federal Goverment should help farmers and organic famers. Monsanto is a monster that needs to be reined in. Monsanto should not be allowed to do the things they do and sale the food they do. How is it possible this has been passed by the FDA. FDA... 5 years ago from a Republican in Lovejoy, MO