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Grassley issued a statement saying that the Trump administration had a “responsibility to help” farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs
Now the senator is applying for those same bailout funds for his own 750-acre Iowa farm
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) is also applying for payments.
The typical farmer, however, does not impact Trump administration policies the way senators can.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: JAGStorm
You'd be surprised how many farmers are "millionaires". Doesn't take much land to have a $1 Million net worth.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Lumenari
I come from a long line of farmers. You and I both know that these subsidies are not helping the average farmer. They are helping the megacorp farms.
My cousin gave up his dairy farm and I think this will be the last generation of farmers in my family for the same reasons you listed. Many farmers out east are simply abandoning their farms and farmlands because they can't keep up with taxes.