Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Farm Subsidies

Here's a 'dated' video portraying how food subsidies work.  Last night the news reported that milk could possibly go up to $6.00 a gallon with the pending 'fiscal cliff' in the United States.  That is considered a 'fair' price if there were not government subsidies.  Watch this video to see how subsidies hurt small farms AND line the pockets of the rich.

BTW .. that is the price I pay for local fresh milk.  If we were able to keep more of our tax $ that would free up our food money to pay a fair price to the farmer .. without the middle (meddle) man (Uncle Sam .. and Big Ag).

$6.00 a gallon milk  

New Zealand abolishes farm subsidies 

History of the U.S. Farm Bill


Betty Belzner said...

We pay fro $4 to $5 for 4 liters her in Canada. That is why we go over the border and get milk for $2 a gallon. Needless to say, I hope that doesn't change. I don't know how young families here get by. We grew up with powdered milk but that is even expensive today.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Mrs Mac

May you and your family be blessed by God during this special season.

Helen - UK