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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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Our food quality needs to improve and subsidizing agribiz seems to be the path to lowered quality and questionable food. My tendency is to say "no subsidization" yet I realize the market can swing wildy and a farm can go out of business due to... 5 years ago from a Democrat in San Diego, CA
Cur factory farm, add small and organic. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Duluth, MN
Depends. Should be need by need bases. Not across the board subsidies. 5 years ago from a Republican in Rotterdam Junction, NY
Yes but lets stop paying them not to produce!!!!. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Geneseo, NY
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
Not sure - need to do more research. 5 years ago from a Republican in Margaretville, NY
Subsidizing industry can be helpful, but the current set of subsidized crops needs to be reevaluated to determine if the subsidizes are necessary any more. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Manitowoc, WI
Nope. Let the market demand determine price. Let "farmer's insurance" groups get together to help each other out in the private secctor. There will always be farmers bringing produce to the market that is beneficial, they can bail out... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Bismarck, ND
Yes, but there should be a cap so the benefits accrue primarily to family farmers and not big-agribusiness. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Elk Grove Village, IL
Yes, eliminate corn and factory farm subsidies and support farmers who supply their local community using sustainably produced food. 5 years ago from a Democrat in South Hadley, MA
Yes, But include small and organic farms, and cut corn and factory farm subsidies. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Santa Barbara, CA
Most farm subsidies go to giant corporations like Monsanto. We need to end corporate farm subsidies and offer them to small independent farmers. And stop subsiding corn farmers and anyone who helps produce high fructose corn syrup/. 5 years ago from a Green in Cumming, GA