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Re: We need funding, not prayers

So, elcheapo, I'm one who has not been in the farm bill for a number of yeas and believe farmers should be able to live without it. 

Two things:

1.  Any money made in the farm bill is monetized into land payments, either buying or passing to landlords thorough rent.

2.  Farmers have gotten out of the idea of saving for bad times - they figure they can live year to year like a factory worker lives paycheck to paycheck and someone owes them a living.  I hate to say it but farming anymore is getting more and more to be a business and not a way of life.  Businesses come and go.  The way of life is on the way out - you can't keep your kids on the farm anymore anyway.