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One party agriculture

Time was when the farm states stayed comfortably purple to make sure that no matter who was elected they'd get taken care of.

 

As those states get redder and farmers and those in associated businesses even more so, is there a risk that conventional agriculture will get short shrift if the political balance turns?

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Re: One party agriculture

Good news for agriculture in that regard is that barring a complete GOP circular firing squad this year (not impossible but not highly likely) the electoral balance isn't going the other way for at least 4-6 years.

 

What's the technical term of the current Farm Bill? I'm thinking we're doing 7 years now?

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Re: Too many farmers

Spending too many hours in tractors and combines with the radio tuned in to EIB.

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Re: Too many farmers

Sure, but you have to admit that the pitch falls right into the wheelhouse of many. And then the herding effect kicks in- enough people dogwhistling and others fall in step.

 

That's when I severed any small degee of membership I had with The Tribe- when the coarsest loudmouths were empowered.