Offered for your consideration:
- Item: Susan Schwab, US Trade Representative suggest the US might be willing to make deeper cuts in ag subsidies.
- Item: House Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Bohner demand budget offsets for any emergency ag aid.
- Item: USDA Secretary Johanns endlessly repeats no farm bill extension and fairer (wider) distribution of loot are must have provisions of the next farm bill.
If they go Republican again, doesn't that suggest a majority of farmers, like your humble blogger, are ready for America's Peter Pan farmers to grow up and stand on their own two feet?
I think some will read it that way.