Farmers face squeeze in proposed subsidy cuts

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  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    June 4, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    "The details are still to be worked out. But there's rare agreement that fixed annual subsidies of $5 billion a year for farmers are no longer feasible in this age of tight budgets and when farmers in general are enjoying record prosperity."

    My only comment is to the sentence I quoted. Our farmers in Kansas, Oklahoma, etc. just experienced a terrible drought for two yrs in a row. This year mother nature is being kind to them .. so far. I know a few farmers in Kansas. They are the salt of the earth. They planted several crops during the last two drought years and had nothing to harvest. Absolutely nothing. I'm not sure where this idea that farmers in general are enjoying record prosperity is coming from.