We asked some stakeholders to give us their thoughts on the upcoming farm bill debate. Their short responses are on today’s Opinion pages. For example, Jim French, a Reno County farmer and rancher, and lead organizer for Oxfam America’s farm bill campaign, argues that “current crop subsidies have actually contributed to farm consolidation, rural decline and economic stagnation while distorting international markets and hurting our global trade interests.” Larry Steckline of Mid-America Ag Network/KSN, Channel 3, argues that “tweaking and not a major rewrite of the 2002 farm bill will result in a 2007 farm bill to meet the needs of Midwestern farmers.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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