News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Prznint McDeals Strikes Again!

Yay, we hear that all is wine and roses in Possum Hollar:

“The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the USDA last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.”

And then Prznint Art of the Deal shut down the gubmint. Oops!

“The USDA in a statement issued last week assured farmers that checks would continue to go out during the first week of the shutdown. But direct payments for farmers who haven’t certified production, as well as farm loans and disaster assistance programs, will be put on hold beginning next week, and won’t start up again until the government reopens.”

Look, there is little chance that those checks are gonna keep rolling as long as the shut down continues, and it will continue as long as Prznint Stupid holds out. Though there are certainly some USDA departments that are considered vital (probably food safety, hahah, how’s that Special of the Day romaine salad today, hmmm?), but the Possum Hollar Bribes Department is probably not one of ’em.

So while our export markets are now gone probably never to return (hello Brazil!) and Prznint McDeals tossed some peanuts, er, soy to the farmers in the midwest whose livelihood he destroyed, now the checks are not coming, do you think that they are gonna sit idly by?

Yeah. Probably. Those mooks are the ones crowing about all the free ice when the iceberg sinks them.

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4 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. ming says:

    Ms. Ming is a small-scale diversified vegetable and poultry farmer. None of this shit trickles down to us . I have no sympathy for big Ag, the recipients of this largess. The fact that industrial farmers are one of the pillars of trumps base makes me even less sympathetic to their plight. Seriously, they deserve this and more. It is a deeply flawed and unsustainable system that needs to change. I’m all for holding the checks.

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  2. Alison Redford says:

    See, and around where I live, there are still farms that are family-owned (well, the local banks have a goodly share many months of a given year but not the entire year,) and operated. Those people have kids in the school district for which I work, and they’re generally good people, though they do vote Republican, candidate regardless. It’s hard to know if they’re cussing Trump, or not, because they’re stoic about much of this. Those are the people I worry about, but on the other hand, I’m conflicted, because they keep voting stupidly, as directed by their preachers and their “good Republican heritage.” When one of them suffers a tragedy, they’re all there, taking care of the farming and the family’s transportation, etc. As I said, very good people. OTOH, they vote for, and just like, very bad people. sigh I wish MHSG could get his s–t together. I also still can’t figure out why he doesn’t just pull a Palin and quit.

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  3. roket says:

    Sadly, they believe their way of life is threatened by liberals and Democrats. So no, no sympathy here.

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