End subsidies now! All ag subsidies do is drive up ag land prices by subsidizing investors, hunting clubs, retirees, etc. that never had any intention of farming the land.
If I want to retire a nice 80 acres of what was farming land, but not farm it, the gubmit will pay me a money to do it. Sure, its not enough for an actual farming family to live on, but it sure does offset my expenses.
posted on 03/08/2011 5:32:00 AM PST
(If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
End subsidies now!
The US must preserve the domestic food production. I'm not sure what is the best way to do this, but this isn't an area for pure global competition market forces.
So you and the left agree that NOT taxing more equalls a subsidy?
I have a 40 acre plot in So Colorado. Bare ground. My taxes are less than ten bucks a year. For that I get no road maintenance (the land owners do it),no water or sewer and the fire dept is volunteers. If I build the taxes will go up. The services will not.
posted on 03/08/2011 6:08:31 AM PST
( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
How do you interpret a lower property tax rate as the government paying you to farm? I am not following that.
All ag subsidies do is drive up ag land prices
There are no other effects at all? You mean, no impact on the volume of production, on prices?
posted on 03/08/2011 8:20:24 AM PST
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