February 4th, 2014
01:58 PM ET
2 months ago

5 things the Farm Bill will mean for you

Washington (CNN) - It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months.

The nearly $1 trillion farm bill received final approval on Tuesday from the Senate, which sent the compromise already passed by the House to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

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  1. Anonymous

    OH LOOK!! I tis a picture of the Democrat Party all lined up at the government trough!! HOW CUTE!!!

    February 4, 2014 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    If these neo-lilbertarians are so humanitarian, then why are they votnig to cut food stamps?

    February 4, 2014 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. Winston Smith

    Here's a question: Are tobacco farmers still subsidized?

    February 4, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  4. Thomas

    The price of Pork Rinds are going to go through the celling !

    February 4, 2014 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. rs

    2 observations:
    1. Corporate "socialism" is alive and well in this bill.
    2. On the neo-Libertarian thing- Libertarians of any stripe aren't "humanitarian", they are, rather, very self-centered. To build a government around that philosophy requires significant personal resource- hence to be full-on "Libertarian" requires winners and losers in society- and the winners are always rich.

    February 4, 2014 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. g

    capitalism payed for by the american tax payers,corporate welfare

    February 4, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. just saying

    we don't need to subsidize the farmers and ensure a plentiful supply of food for all of the lefitst democrat voters in the urban slums. the more cheap food we give them the more they multiply and eventually will take away all our freedoms. time to grow just enough to feed all of us backward red staters that know how to survive and grow our own food.

    February 4, 2014 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  8. uncommon sense

    A days wages for a quart of wheat.

    February 4, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months."

    Of course it is. We've got 16M starving children IN THIS COUNTRY and this ridiculous plutocratic atrocity is cutting their ability to get food. THAT needs to be buried and buried DEEP.

    February 4, 2014 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. just asking

    Sniffit
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    "It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months."
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    Of course it is. We've got 16M starving children IN THIS COUNTRY and this ridiculous plutocratic atrocity is cutting their ability to get food. THAT needs to be buried and buried DEEP.
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    sure we do.... 16 million starving children in the streets dying all over the place. it is so difficult getting to work having to drive over and around all those little bodies. got any more lunatic leftist bs comments?

    btw, you might want to tell this to michelle obama who is trying to get all the fat over weigh kids in this country to drop a few pounds.

    February 4, 2014 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. Malory Archer

    Anonymous

    OH LOOK!! I tis a picture of the Democrat Party all lined up at the government trough!! HOW CUTE!!!

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    Did you think of that all by your widdle self? Now THAT's cute. Your mommy must be SO proud of her widdle boy.

    February 4, 2014 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    g
    capitalism payed for by the american tax payers,corporate welfare
    -–

    Ensuring a stable and plentiful supply of food for you is a bad thing? If so are you prepared to pay twice as much and survive on 1,000 calories a day? Stupid lefties don't have a clue.... Just the standard response that everything is evil.

    February 4, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Tampa Tim

    If the picture showed the other end of the cattle, you would have the faces of the Republican Party.

    February 4, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  14. Malory Archer

    just saying

    we don't need to subsidize the farmers and ensure a plentiful supply of food for all of the lefitst democrat voters in the urban slums. the more cheap food we give them the more they multiply and eventually will take away all our freedoms. time to grow just enough to feed all of us backward red staters that know how to survive and grow our own food.

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    Grow as much or as little food you want, but you can kiss the blue state money wagon goodbye which will result in your poor red state citizens not having $$$ to pay for it as they're heavily funded.

    February 4, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    just saying

    we don't need to subsidize the farmers and ensure a plentiful supply of food for all of the lefitst democrat voters in the urban slums. the more cheap food we give them the more they multiply and eventually will take away all our freedoms. time to grow just enough to feed all of us backward red staters that know how to survive and grow our own food.
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    The blue state of California is the nation's largest provider of fresh produce.

    February 4, 2014 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. Malory Archer

    just saying, forgot to mention that BLUE California produces more food – and more of a variety of food than any other state, so perhaps BLUE California should follow your suggestion and cut off the red states. Let's see how long you reds can survive on corn, wheat and soy – the three main products produced by red states.

    February 4, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    If these neo-lilbertarians are so humanitarian, then why are they votnig to cut food stamps?
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    According to progressives / liberals, the meteoric rise of the numbers on food stamps was due to the "great recession".
    According to progressives / liberals, the economy is doing so much more better now.
    Ergo, one can conclude that there should therefore be less of a demand for food stamps.

    Can'h have it both ways, Champ.

    February 4, 2014 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. sonny chapman

    God Bless America; and unfettered Capitalism too !

    February 4, 2014 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. sonny chapman

    " I was hungry & you did not feed me". Matthew 25,42.

    February 4, 2014 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    According to progressives / liberals, the meteoric rise of the numbers on food stamps was due to the "great recession".
    According to progressives / liberals, the economy is doing so much more better now.
    Ergo, one can conclude that there should therefore be less of a demand for food stamps.

    Can'h have it both ways, Champ.
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    The economy is doing much better than before, but that doesn't mean it has fully recovered.
    According to conservatives, the economy is actually doing much worse than before.
    Ergo, one can conclude that there should therefore still be a demand for food stamps.

    You logic is flawed. nor can you have it both ways,
    You can't claim that the economy is worse than before, and still argue to cut food stamps because we don't need them.

    February 4, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. just saying

    Malory Archer
    just saying, forgot to mention that BLUE California produces more food – and more of a variety of food than any other state, so perhaps BLUE California should follow your suggestion and cut off the red states. Let's see how long you reds can survive on corn, wheat and soy – the three main products produced by red states.
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    no problem, keep all that soy garbage, we'll survive very well on all of our corn fed beef. enjoy becming vegans!

    also you'd better be prepared to do it all without any of that evil, pollutting red state oil and gas. maybe they can mass import horses from mexico? or maybe aallow all the illegals to ride one across the border instead of walking?

    February 4, 2014 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  22. The Real Tom Paine

    -Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    If these neo-lilbertarians are so humanitarian, then why are they votnig to cut food stamps?
    ---
    According to progressives / liberals, the meteoric rise of the numbers on food stamps was due to the "great recession".
    According to progressives / liberals, the economy is doing so much more better now.
    Ergo, one can conclude that there should therefore be less of a demand for food stamps.

    Can'h have it both ways, Champ.
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    Sloppy thinking and you know it, Fair. Things are seldom as simple as we would prefer them to be. The truth is that the Libertarians have always operated on the assumption that the morally deficient poor should never be helped out by the virtuous rich. Anyone who has read " Atlas Shrugged" will see the blueprint for Libertariansim and the intellectual basis for being an a–hole and turning it into national policy. Its a " screw you, I've got mine" mentality, only now its got the blessing of one major political party.

    February 4, 2014 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    And if you look on the ground behind the cows you'd see everything that Obama and the Democrats have accomplished in 7 years!! hahahahahaha

    February 4, 2014 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |