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Even though I am a corn and bean grower, I too would like to see the direct payment go bye-bye. I can not see how it helps anyone. All it does at this point is drive up rents or increase the value of an acre of land. If we didn't have it so what? Everyone's rent would go down b/c the guy farming 2000 acres could no longer do it for the gov payment. If they want to help farmers, the MOST that they should do is support crop insurrance etc, so that at least we can all stay in business and produce food if we have natural disasters etc. Oh well, just like everthing else in Washington, money talks, and the big boys have to drive a new truck and tractor every year.
I'm also a corn/bean farmer who would like to see our welfare payments end. Sometimes it kinda sticks in my craw to associate myself with other welfare cadilac queens like bankers and idiot octuplet moms.