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USDA Subsidy Data Site
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The Red    Posted 12-23-2001 at 06:19:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Punch below for an interesting site. The numbers might look big for your neighbors. In East Central Indiana the subsidy only figures to around $30-35 per acre per year. The numbers reflect a cumulative total for the 5 years of 1996 through 2000.

Don    Posted 12-24-2001 at 13:02:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm in agreement with printing or posting goverment payments, even though I do find my name and amount listed. For many years I considered farm payments welfare, and in some cases the likely are. But then I finally saw the light. I'm sitting here waiting for milk prices to improve and they just are not going to do it as long as goverment payments keep rolling. It upsets the natural laws of supply and demand. So I was just playing out of the pricing system. Goverment milk price payments are nothing more than part of the milk price consumers pay. No payments--milk will go up in the store. So the user pays one way or another. Myself, I favor stopping payments, but the thoughts of an uneven boom or bust food supply keeps then in place. Don

Irv    Posted 12-23-2001 at 19:49:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Red, When this was posted on the Agriculture online forum a couple of weeks ago, a lot of those people were very upset that those numbers were made public. Irv

Salmoneye    Posted 12-24-2001 at 02:27:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That is all public information just as somone can go to the Town Clerk and see what your house is assessed for and whether you are delinquent on your taxes...

Les...still ranting    Posted 12-24-2001 at 01:44:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess they just want our tax $$ to keep on rolling right out of our pockets and into theirs without us poor suckers even knowing where it's going. Of course they're upset. They're probably a little embarrassed and afraid somebody will try to put a stop to it.

gilad    Posted 02-06-2002 at 07:41:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello my name is gilad from israel, i'm a 2 degree student for agriculture. i'm looking for data in numbers about the subsidy that usda give to framers w who grow citrus ' vegetables' & fruits. thanks

Redtractorman    Posted 12-23-2001 at 18:16:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got nieghbors making more in govermnet payments than I do working full time.

Les...fortunate    Posted 12-23-2001 at 18:57:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's what's got me so fahred up! This guy in my zip code is a co-worker of mine. Makes more money in "crop disaster" than he makes at work. I wonder if his 3 ex-wives know how much money he got from the guvamint because he couldn't get his hayin done on his 50 or so acres without having it get wet. My guess is they don't but just might find out somehow. Burns my butt. This guy is such a Pure D, A-1, Gold Plated Dub who couldn't farm his way out of his grandfather's haystack.
Sorry, but you got me goin all over again.

Les...AAARRRGGGHHH    Posted 12-23-2001 at 09:06:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ya hadda post it here, too, didn't ya, Red. Now I'm fahrd up all over agin.

Salmoneye    Posted 12-23-2001 at 09:01:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looked at it over on Talers Board.

Thanks for the link!

Very enlightening...

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