Skip to comments.Congress approves five-year farm bill
Posted on 02/04/2014 12:12:04 PM PST by GIdget2004
The long-tortured farm bill cleared Congress Tuesday, ending a two year struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House.
Written off as dead just months ago, the giant five-year measure won final approval from the Senate on a 68-32 roll call and goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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Long past time that we End Farm Subsidies.
Those of you who heat with oil, pony up.
Didn't we fight the Cold War for 40 years to defeat the USSR? Looks like we're becoming the USSR.
Billions more for Food Stamps in this bill. Billions. Almost 80% of the total. But we cut military pensions for men and women in uniform who have been deployed 5 or 6 times - all to “save” $500 Million.
Anything in it for real farmers?
A new Five Year Plan? Just like the old Soviet Union?
These are fundamentals behind the first war between the states.
Farm subsidies and other policy affecting farm production (to include the absurdly wrong-headed, immoral ethynol requirement) have become way too political and not based on good sense. Estate taxes that cause the sale of family farms to pay taxes is an evil that favors corporate, big farm entities, not to mention vast increases in federal farm regulation that hit family farms the hardest. I'm not an expert,but it seems to me that, with respect to our food supply, the federal government is DEFINITELY NOT our friend.
no - theirs might have actually accomplished something
Of course the reasons food stamps and farm subsidies are lumped togetherare that it secures the votes of welfare state legislators and farm state legislators. Something for everyone!
What people fail to understand is that subsidies hurt those being subsidized. They see the immediate payola, but fail to see they get hurt in the long run. Farm subsidies are a big reason why the family farm is dying.
I read that this bill is even worse than earlier ones, because it puts taxpayers on the hook for almost any and all risks farmers face. Higher taxes and higher food prices. Once again we have the triumph of special interests over the good of the country.
Was that their one millionth tractor produced?
Looks like Grassley voted against the bill.
Another fine five year plan you’ve gotten us into, Stanley!
Time to loose the Keystone Pipeline Kops Brigade!
And WalMart. They love selling subsidized ag to SNAP card shoppers.
Unless your a Corporate Farmer or a Liberal Free Trader...you’re getting bleeped over by this welfare program
Crony capitalism back on the ranch
“Anything in it for real farmers?”
The Amish? No, they don’t take farm welfare.
But if you are a large corporation, then yes.
[ And WalMart. They love selling subsidized ag to SNAP card shoppers. ]
ADM and Con-agra love to make TV dinners for Wal-mart to sell too, all heavily subsidized...
So how much here for Muzzies, illegals, homosexual marriages, and dimocrats for their pockets.
Be ever vigilant.
No Congress can bind another Congress to this spending.
They will end subsidies yet still tell the farmers how much they can charge for their products. The big boys ain’t gonna’ like this.
I went to high school with farmers’ children who are now wealthy. I also went to school with some who had to sell the family farm and move away. I knew a family with 5 children who lived very well farming 400 acres. That was without subsidies. In fact, I thought they were rich. None of the kids farm anymore. They’ve either sold the land or rented it out and found regular jobs.
Billions more for Food Stamps in this bill. Billions. Almost 80% of the total
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More welfare for the global corporations.
What the hell does farm subsidies have to do with this bill? I want them gone but they are but a small percentage of this bill. please tell me that you do know what the farm bill is all about. Please.
Roger that. I farm and have never taken subsidies. I stay out of the governments life and they can stay out of mine. Some things just ain’t for sale.
Looking at the USSR farm poster ... “One million tractors!”
Yeah, and none of them run.
Here are the folks who voted NAY ( Look at one of the two Democrat who did — SURPRISE !!, it’s Fauxcahontas, and both who said NAY are from Taxachusetts ):
Not Voting - 6
Warren’s up for reelection; checking on the other libtard. Markey was reelected to Kerry’s seat in 2013, so he’s not up for another year.
Ooops! Missed your post, before I posted the same graphic.
Bears repeating ;-)
End farm subsidies for multi billion dollar companies. The small guy gets short shrift in all of these sweetheart deals
Ps. Not a farmer. Not even close.
I think the poster was just promising one million tractors as part of the five-year plan. Unfortunately for the Russians, I don't think they got that millionth tractor. The factory in the background had to be converted to making T-34s instead, of which they did make a million. At least it seemed that way to the Germans.
One of the many reasons the USSR failed was that the factory never got converted back to making tractors. It just kept making tanks even though the war was long over.
Does anyone know if this monstrosity fund Obama’s new EO ?
The hub thing?
Food Stamps is the gorilla in the room nobody wants to tackle.
The name “Farm Bill” needs to change to reflect its true purpose.
“Hog Trough Bill” would be more accurate.
The trough is now again full.
A few days ago, he announced he would. One might wonder if he'd vote against it if his vote was needed for passage.
A portion of these savings is then plowed back into emergency food programs as well as employment and training services. This includes $250 million for a set of pilot programs to test new ideas to move unemployed beneficiaries back into the workforce.
This has absolutely nothing to do with farming.
I'm all in favor of actually helping real farmers by freeing their businesses from government restraints as much as I am freeing any other kind of business.
But those farming operations that actually put food in the ground and harvest it deserve our gratitude.
I have no interest whatsoever in calling a New York investor a farmer.
Just like liberals only taught farming or spelling as is politically useful to their handlers like when they were all taught the true spelling of Potato to make fun of Dan Quayle... which until then was not on their radar screen as a word in the dictionary.
Ask this: why would walmart only allow food stamps as a main mean of charity?
“Five year plan”. Now where have I heard that phrase before?
This thing was farmer welfare!! It makes me puke. And stop these damned free meals for the chIIIILLLDREn . Can they make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich like I did? God this is going to end.
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