U.S. Farm Report Mailbag
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, US Farm Report
Comments, questions, opinions...this is your chance to speak out regarding anything and everything reported on U.S. Farm Report. Viewer feedback updated regularly.
A Comment - A Response - And More Comments
Feb 15, 2010
***Editor's Note: The following are comments received following the February 13-14, 2010 edition of the program...
The comment John made about the consumption again shows he had his mouth in gear before he did much research---if he thinks 9% consumption tax would send more money to the government than we are paying now he needs to do more study---with all the imbedded taxes we are paying 23% if that is more that 9% he needs to re-do math 101.
Hey - long time, no hear, old friend. Once again, you heard what you wanted to hear. The Roadmap for America (Ryan's plan) has a business consumption tax of 8.5%. Read it here. And if you check the script that was what I was talking about.
I watched your program this morning and wanted to let you know that the information you gave about the land rent was incorrect. I work for Farm Service Agency and we do not have that information. When someone calls our office about that subject, we send them to our local Extension office or to the National Ag Statistics (NASS). These two places might be of service. Also our procedure does ask for land rent prices when they fill out paperwork for government programs. I hope you find this information helpful.
I live in southeast Virginia and I bought 17 acres of land about three years ago. I'm 45 years old but I live on a limited budget. So it's not easy to get into farming if you don't have the money. There should be more programs to help the people who really want to start a farm...to be able to put a house up and farm their land.