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"I'm not an expert on farm programs. But, I think that the farm programs do dictate a lot of decision making that the farmers make. They see where if they subscribe to a certain kind of cropping practice there's a more reliable stream of income back into their operation if they go with farm-program-supported crops like soybean, like corn. Other businesses that are successful in this country have benefited from that as well. Take a look at our food industry. Really, our food industry has been a huge benefactor of the farm program because what it's done is made the raw material that they buy inexpensive and consistently available. And available at a high quality. And then they can add value to that in food products that we buy. So, our food industry has benefited mightily from our current farm program. I would argue maybe even more than farmers have."

Don Lee – Gov't Subsidies

   

Excerpts from Don Lee’s Interview:

The Bust of the 80s
An End to Subsidies?
The Internet for Ag
Immigration in Rural Am.
History of Hybrids
Preserving Genetics
Climate Change
Politics of Ethanol
Alternatives to Corn
Genetic Engineering
Bt & Roundup Ready
Patenting Genes
RR & Conservation