When it comes to farm subsidies, overwhelmingly Republican rural Kansas has always been willing to set aside the GOP principle favoring free markets over government handouts. But a new W.K. Kellogg Foundation poll of voters in Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota shows a strong willingness to draw the line on subsidies at $250,000 per farm, with 67 percent supporting payment limits (as a majority oppose cuts in USDA jobs, nutrition, environmental and commodity subsidies programs). Despite the Kansas Farm Bureauâ€™s opposition to caps, the time may well be up on these quarter-million-dollar payouts from Uncle Sam. Good riddance.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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