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In the News....No drought aid for farmers, ranchers as Congress breaks for summer

Posted by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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No drought aid for farmers, ranchers as Congress breaks for summer...

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Congress adjourned for the summer on Thursday without passing a relief package for farmers and ranchers suffering through the most widespread drought since the 1930s"

*Fri August 3, 2012

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/02/politics/congress-drought-aid/index.html?iref=allsearch

by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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duets
by asst. gardener on Aug. 6, 2012 at 1:48 PM

IL: Crop insurance leaves taxpayers with bill for lingering drought....

http://watchdog.org/44966/il-drought-could-lead-to-record-crop-insurance-payments/

 

NWP
by assistant gardener on Aug. 6, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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Ohhhh duets, don't get me started on this! This is why I joined the debate groups.

michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Aug. 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I know several (small, family) farms that are going to be REALLY hurting if not bankrupt this fall.  The gov't programs will only give aid IF the farmers have purchased crop insurance (back in March), which many small or family farms can't afford.

Farming, just like gardening, is a huge gambling game against Nature.

I don't think very many people appreciate how badly this will affect THEIR pocketbooks, too.

othermom
by New Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Thats sad

PrincessinAZ76
by Member on Aug. 9, 2012 at 9:52 AM
It's been a rough year all over. I hope for everyone's sake next year will be more normal and bountiful!
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