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Ranchers lose hope for aid due to drought

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 20, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Question: Why do farmers expect (and receive) government aid when natural disasters hurt their crop production? When my business gets hurt by factors outside my control I don't expect or receive money from the government. Why is farming different? What gives?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 20, 2012 4:38 a.m.

    The last thing that government can do is cover any nationals disasters anymore, without funding all will have to fend for themselves. FEMA is the last agency to get any money so all disasters are not going to get any help from the federal government and they need to accept that. They don't have the money, not even the hope of bailout funds.

    Utah is a declared disaster area for wildfires but funding will not make it here either. It's understandable that disasters are not a federal priority as most disasters only affect private citizens and they are exempt from help.