|The moon says Hello!|
|Yup, the farmer cleans up pretty good! =)|
Anyway, back to the Farm Facts, many people think the farm bill is designated only to aid farmers, but did you know that:
~ Only 11% of funding in the farm bill goes to farm policies.
~ More than 84% of farm bill-related spending goes to food and nutrition programs like food stamps, not to farmers.
~ Farm policy funding has fallen sharply in the last decade. It was slashed in the 2008 farm bill by $7.4 billion, and again in 2010 by $6 billion.
~ U.S. farm policy costs Americans just 2.3 cents per meal of 6.9 cents a day.
More facts can be found on the link supplied above or again, click here.
Have you ever noticed that major events and holidays are always associated with food? Super Bowl is tomorrow and one of the biggest days on record for our consumption of pizza, beer and other traditional football fare. And so, on behalf of the barley, wheat, dairy and animal agriculture farmers, we are glad you like what we produce. =) And with that my friends, I hope you will click on the link and read about the farm facts, because as the political season kicks off I'm sure there will be lots of talk about cutting agriculture support along with many other funding issues, so at least you can go to a site to get the straight facts on funds spent on behalf of agriculture.
As always, thanks for stopping by. I am still trying to get my other farm field trips lined up (didn't realize it would take so long for approval to go on their sites). For more on Life on the Farm, click here and hope your week-end is a good one. Just like the Lowe's store slogan, you have questions.... we have answers, so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away! All my best, Gayle