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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 12, 2011. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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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 only for farmers using Genetically Modified Enhanced crops. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Homer, NY
Farmers should be allowed to grow what they want, market to whomever they want. In the past, farmers were paid NOT to grow specific crops in order to keep prices artificially high. This should not be. Especially when you have a nation who is now in the... 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Mccoy, CO
On one hand, the government has no right to play favorites, on the other hand, it sounds like it could ruin the US agriculture industry. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Linda, CA
No, instead the government should buy the crops that would otherwise not have been grown, and should give these crops to feed the hungry (in place of foreign aid and domestic food stamps). 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Titusville, FL
I break my subsidy rule here. I feel independent farmers should get this (typically smaller farms). Conglomerates and other corporate farming should not get subsidies. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Ellport, PA
Farmers are being paid to grow nothing and when they do grow crops, they grow corn for fuel, animal feed and etc. We need to implement a three field crop rotation in order to keep the soil rich and not have to use manure. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Middlesex, NY
Yes, but not as much and not for corporate farms except in a narrow set of circumstances and we should move towards paying the actual cost of food produced. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Yuba City, 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
Farmers should be able to grow as much as they want. There are hungry families who need that food. And other countries that could use the food too. If we can grow it and feed a hungry person then why shouldn't we?. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Potwin, KS
We should subsidize that which we are actually using. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Terrell, TX
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
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
The government should NOT be helping biotech companies such as Monsanto and Dow. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Grand Rapids, MI
No, but should remove restrictions and allow global trading to be done more freely. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Meadville, PA
No subsidies for GMO companies and increased subsidies for small organic farmers. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Montgomeryville, PA