Another Attack on Family Farms

I’ve discussed the dairy cartel in past blogs, but the Albuquerque Journal ran an excellent opinion piece from a farmer and critic of the House-passed farm bill now moving through Congress. This legislation, as the author points out, would continue Congress’s tradition of hurting family farms while professing to help them. That is nothing new considering that Ted Turner and Scottie PIppen (a former NBA star) have received massive subsidies in recent years.
Unfortunately, the simple fact is that agriculture policy in this nation is set by a handful of extremely wealthy and well-connected people. The rest of us must deal with the consequences of these absurd policies.