Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Counterpoint from a Cotton Farmer in favor of subsidies

Someone recently asked me why farmers would favor of subsidies given everything negative said against them. NPR ran a story with a cotton grower voicing his concerns: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12370639.

In essence, commodity growers worry that even though prices are at a high now, the bottom could drop out. Some fear excessive reform would leave them without support. I feel there is still a lot of room for reform without eroding a middle class farmer's safety net, but there it is to present the opposing view.

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