02/08/14 8:03 am
Subsidies are important but unfortunately they go to the corporate farmers who don't need subsidies and the small farmers are left on the short end.
02/07/14 9:28 pm
Surprised by the results. Guess people don't mind the politicians bribing the general public with their tax dollars.
02/07/14 7:45 pm
A misleading question for sure. That may have been what subsidies were for in the beginning, now they are used by large agricultural firms to make more money.
02/07/14 4:11 pm
Just take a trip along the 17 freeway you will see nothing in the fields, why because its snowing and its cold. South America is the best place to grow crops why because its warm and sunny right now.
02/07/14 2:42 pm
No...and heres why. The United States is the worst place to grow crops year round. Most farm land is used for only a couple months out of the year and then is left vacant the rest. That farm land can be used for housing people, producing electricty.
02/06/14 11:26 pm
It's simple, charge the same amount for our natural resources that the Middle East charges for their natural resources and you will solve more than just this one problem.
02/06/14 6:15 pm
If you get a farmer to talk to you about it honestly , I bet that most of them will tell you that they are quite able to figure what and how much to grow without any money in their back pocket from Uncle Sugar Daddy. Special interests at work. Shock
02/06/14 4:46 am
Subsiding industrial farming, aeronautics, etc, one one hand, and criticizing European countries to for more of the same on the other... Governmental overreach meets hypocrisy! This has to stop.
Drathic Over Yonder
02/05/14 11:17 pm
This question is actually just a big rhetorical question because we have so much irritable land that, should we need it, we can feed ourselves without help from any nation or subsidy.
02/05/14 10:52 pm
We own a business. It's sink or swim for us. Any subsidies are just vote buying. Usually by libs, but I'll bet more conservatives support this. I don't know that for a fact though.
02/05/14 10:37 pm
Subsidies should not go to any private business. I mean after all the government is the role model of how NOT to run a company. Every company should be on a level playing field. No picking favorites.
02/05/14 9:25 pm
The reality of the situation is that family farms are almost extinct. Farm subsidies go straight to Cargill and Monsanto, not Farmer Bob. Geez, do your research, people!
02/05/14 7:57 pm
Subsidies to smaller farmers because for small farmers without them they can't get loans that allow them to go forward. I would like the govt to diversify the crops subsidize to make healthier foods cheaper. Right now the most goes to corn and soy.
02/05/14 7:46 pm
This poll is a result of linguistic persuasion. Written in such a way that it sounds nice so people votes yes. stated differently: "do you approve of the fed govt using tax dollars to give handout subsidies to farmers that raise costs to consumers?"
02/05/14 6:01 pm
Just more corporate welfare going to the very people (corporations) who decry "entitlements" and falsely proclaim the virtues of free market capitalism.
02/05/14 6:00 pm
If we were only preserving family farms perhaps I could agree but most of the billions go to giant agribusinesses.
02/05/14 5:59 pm
If we had the same policy in the 1800's we would still be guaranteeing the price of horse shoes and every town would have multiple blacksmiths.
02/05/14 5:10 pm
NO! The fed's intervention raises the prices of food, harming the poorest most. It keeps out perfectly good foodstuffs from elsewhere. Take Cuban sugar for instance. It raises the price of corn and then buys the stuff to make ethanol...
02/05/14 4:29 pm
what an incredibly biased question. you should have left out the bit about Chiba because that isn't the result if they are removed.
02/05/14 4:05 pm
How come in just about every poll on here, the folks in Arizona vote differently than the rest of the country? Lol...what is that all about?
02/05/14 3:26 pm
I'm all for free trade but food is one issue I'm kind of iffy on. I really don't want to be eating things grown in China with sub-standard practices.
02/05/14 3:20 pm
This one is hard. On one had, why should they be subsidized? On the other, they need to make a living because they are doing a very important service for our country.
02/05/14 3:16 pm
No more corn subsidies!!! The average farmer cannot even feed themselves a unite because they grow shit corn for high fructose corn sryup
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