I would love to drop my insurance w/Farm Bureau. They, along with Archers Daniel Midland, are one of the very prominent lobby groups strong-arming for agri-subsidies.
What I don’t understand is that MANY farmers and ranchers who I know are not at all happy about having obligated themselves to corn for ethanol. So why are those who are supposedly the stongest supporters of agriculture in favor of it?
It doesn’t make any sense.
Re: Farm Bureau. They were once a good organization. Since changing presidents, they went from slightly left to leaving me wonder how they can stand up straight they’re bent so far to the left.
Anyway, they put out a quarterly magazine. Its Nov./Dec., 2012 issue had an indepth report on the drought of 2012. They sited the fact that ranchers have been selling off their herds since 2007, but conveniently left out why.
Now we know.
Do you see why I’m confused? They need the subsidies for ethanol corn 'cuz they can’t make any money with it, but insist on continuing to grow it, although it’s hard on the soil, and leaving ranchers in short supply of feed for their livestock.
Aren’t they fairly shooting themselves in the foot?