Cry Cry OverSubsidies

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by big rockpile, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Well drought has hurt everyone around here.Everyone knew they weren't going to have enough Hay and Pasture.Common sence says sell some Cows or buy more Hay.

    Well Goverment Subsidies came out.But because not as much Taxes have been collected,there is not much money to go around.

    So now the Farmers are crying they need more.Hey what did they do before subsidies? :shrug: If they have a really good year next year,are they going to chip in and help the Goverment out? :shrug: :rolleyes:

    big rockpile
     
  2. fantasymaker

    fantasymaker Well-Known Member

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    LOL we get that here too!
    Worse yet they all cry as the hay prices go up till the Government releases CRP for grazing.
    No one seems to care much that that kills the hay guys who have been waiting for a good year.
     

  3. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I sure am glad someone posted over that!! made me furious, moaning they only got 500 plus dollars, and thats not enough to feed their 100+ cows over the winter--might have to sell some of them--well, duhh-- why do i , as a taxpayer, have to support your blasted cows, when i have a hard time keeping hay/feed in front of my own animals!! somethings just wrong with this picture! why are we buying hay for their cows? it got just as hot here in our part of missouri, my animals hurt just as bad, as did we! i canned, watered, canned, hunted for hay--and canned some more, so my family and my animals could eat--i didnt expect, nor want, the govt. to do it--yet, i bet they'll be the first to tell the govt. to stay out of their buisness.
    lol--soapbox ranting over--thanks for bringing it up, Rock!
     
  4. ma1bob

    ma1bob Victory Gardener

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    I need to figure out how to get these subsidies. I am tired of working the farm to make a meager living. I think that everyone on this forum should send me $5.00 to help pay for feed this year. I am deserving!!!

    Cheers

    Bob

    PS... I accept PAYPAL
     
  5. Westwood

    Westwood Well-Known Member

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    Contribute your check to them?
     
  6. PyroDon

    PyroDon Well-Known Member

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    wow I found this letter kinda fits with the theme of this thread
    TO: Honorable Senator Porky Earmark
    Washington, D.C

    Dear Sir,

    I have been evacuated from New Orleans because the flood took my old
    trailer and beat up car. I thought I might go into
    business to supplement my welfare check.

    My friend over at Wells, Iowa received a check for $1,000 from the
    Government for not raising hogs. Right now I'm getting extra help from
    the government and Red Cross while I'm displaced but when that stops I
    want to go into the "not-raising-hogs" business.

    What I want to know is, in your opinion, what is the best kind of farm
    to not raise hogs on, and what is the best breed of hogs not to raise?
    I want to be sure that I approach this endeavor in keeping with all
    governmental policies. I would prefer to not raise razorbacks, but if
    that is not a good breed to not raise, then I will just as gladly not
    raise Yorkshires or Durocs. As I see it, the hardest part of this
    program will be in keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I
    haven't raised.

    My friend, Peterson, is very joyful about the
    future of the business. He has been raising hogs for twenty years or so,
    and the best he ever made on them was $422 in 1968, until this year when
    he got your check for $1000 for not raising hogs. If I get $1000 for not
    raising 50 hogs, will I get $2000 for not raising 100 hogs? I plan to
    operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4000
    hogs not raised, which will mean about $80,000 the first year. Then I
    can afford an airplane.

    Now another thing, these hogs I will not raise will not eat 100,000
    bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising
    corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and
    corn not to feed the 4000 hogs I am not going to raise?

    Also, I am considering the "not milking cows" business, so send me any
    information you have on that too. In view of these circumstances, you
    understand that I will be totally unemployed and plan to file for
    unemployment and food
    stamps.

    Be assured you will have my vote in the coming election.

    Patriotically Yours,
    Ima Taker

    PS. please notify me when you are giving out more free cheese.
     
  7. ace admirer

    ace admirer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    much loud talk for someone with a mouth full of cheap food.
     
  8. rebelfarmer

    rebelfarmer Well-Known Member

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    i hate to bust your bubble but all food that you buy in the store is all subsidised.corn, taters, maters, peanuts, pork,and grain. not just cows.
    also my dad got one of thos checks it was a whole whopping $69.64.

    whats bad is that the hay people here in oklahoma aggresivly bought up the standing and cut hay. stuck it back and now are trying to pawn off hay that they bought at 5 to 20 dollars a bale and now are selling them for $50 to 70 a bale when they caused the shortage here.
    yes in my part they got 2 to 3 cuttings i know some of the hay people that are setting on 200 to almost a 1000 bales. and they wont go down on the price to help out the small farmer they would rether sit on the hay to get the higher price.
    ok thats my 2 cent
     
  9. PyroDon

    PyroDon Well-Known Member

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    isnt that the american way?? the oil companies do it constantly.
    as with any system the sibsidy program is abused by some.
    what gets me is so few compalin about subsidizing airlines and corporations.
    Its ok for them to accept billions in government hand outs,but let a farmer or unemployed mother get a few hundred in assistance ant its breaking the nations bank.
    Corporations can set their price for goods and trade over seas but the government doesnt allow farmers to do the same. Farmers are at the mercy of pencil necked geeks on wall street trading in futures. Let the farmer start dealing directly and watch . I would bet crude oil prices would drop. Im sure the prices you pay for things at the store would rise but not near as much as they would in other countries.
    sure farmers are subsidized but they are also one of the most regulated industries in the nation. The really sad part is that the bulk of the subsidies dont go to the family farmer but to large corporate farms and huge companies that know how to get every government penny they can .
     
  10. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    While I was feeding my $25. per bale hay this morning (that I bought myself!) this post was on my mind.
    what happened to the law of supply and demand? seems there were no artifical inflated prices then--if pork was in demand, more hogs were raised--beef, etc. the natural demand was what fueled the supply-- oh, wait, i forgot--this was back in the days of the "little" farmer, not corporations on the hind quarter of the government--or even the big farmers that squished the little man out.
    can you tell i think ALL subsidizes should stop? and let the country straighten itself out??
     
  11. ceresone

    ceresone Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Oh, and one more I forgot--if you arent part of the solution--you "may" be part of the problem!
     
  12. milkinpigs

    milkinpigs Dairy/Hog Farmer

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    Let's put an end to all the folks on this forum who use ag exemptions to keep from paying high property taxes; not to mention all the folks here who HAVE to take SSI, they CAN'T work but are able to sit in front of their computer and chat all day..............
     
  13. Dec429

    Dec429 Well-Known Member

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    AMEN TO THAT!!

    The guilty dogs bark the loudest!!