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Find Out Who Is Getting Federal Farm Subsidies, And How Much

November 21, 2011

This weekend the Wisconsin State Journal editorial page tackled the continuing sham of federal farm subsidies.  As currently constructed these subsidies are a joke.  As the paper noted when you live on the shores of Lake Monona in a very sweet home it seems illogical that a farm subsidy would be landing in your mail box.  That it can–and does–underscores what many have known for years.

There needs to be a major overhauling of this boondoggle that drains taxpayer dollars into the hands of those who know how to farm the government.

As a way to better illuminate the matter–regardless of where you live in the nation–check out who gets these federal subsidies in your town, and county.  And how much.

After all, you pay for it.

It is easy.

Click on the state you wish to know about (for instance here is Wisconsin), and then click the county within that state.  Or you can check out a particular congressional district.

Then contact your member of Congress and encourage them to write a farm bill that does not contain more of this irrational farming of the government.

  1. Howard permalink
    June 5, 2017 3:38 AM

    Thank you for this link. It is most telling about the ‘farmers’ in my county.

  2. Jake permalink
    April 26, 2016 1:26 PM

    In 2013, marlys schafer missed the point entirely, apparently commenting without reading the article. To this person: the subsides are given to non-farming entities. Get it? A developer who does not farm can get a subsidy. And, as to subsidies being welfare for farmers – you aren’t looking at the small picture.

  3. March 30, 2014 11:44 AM

    The database seems to be down at the moment. I will be checking back to see if it is operational. The problem is on their end.

  4. March 30, 2014 11:21 AM

    link to subsidy site is not working

  5. marlys schafer permalink
    February 22, 2013 11:32 AM

    Nothing but a welfare check to the farmers

  6. November 21, 2012 3:15 PM

    They are, indeed.

  7. Jtimme permalink
    November 21, 2012 3:08 PM

    I think food stamps are paid with farm subsidies

  8. Dean Weichmann permalink
    April 6, 2012 2:23 PM

    Craig, you are misinformed. Ideal seeding rate for corn is somewhere around 28k to 32k per acre. Seed is sold in units of 80k kernals.

    Farmers have not been paid not to grow for years. We do get subsudies but not in that way anynmore……..

  9. Craig permalink
    December 26, 2011 2:12 PM

    I hate the fact that farmers are paid not to grow. Goes against nature and everything that makes common sense. The plant population for good-ground corn is 80,000 plants per acre and seeds are bagged as such. Funk Seed was the leading factor in the seeds per bag program, and it happened when I worked at Funk Seed in the ’70’s, then a $400,000,000 a year business based in Bloomington, Illinois..

    Lets grow more then we need and trade the extra.


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