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President Obama supports ending all direct farm subsidies

June 8, 2012

This was posted quite some time ago, but is definitely worth mentioning here, some quotes from the article/.
“…President Obama is proposing to terminate direct farm subsidies”
“The federal government pays owners of cropland $4.9 billion in “direct payment” subsidies each year.”
“A small share of commodities—corn, sorghum, barley, oats, cotton, wheat, rice, soybeans, and peanuts, received 72 percent, or $160 billion, of all U.S. farm payments and nearly 100 percent of direct payments since 1996. ”
“Livestock producers, fruit and vegetable growers, and the majority of other agricultural producers in the United States receive minimal direct subsidies.”

Read the whole post below
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/19/someday-now-direct-farm-payments-and-president-s-plan-economic-growth-and-deficit-re

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End the corn subsidy, We the People petition

February 3, 2012

I started a petition on the We the People website, that requires a response from President Obama’s administration if we get enough people to sign it.

Their website is painfully slow, expect it to take at least 30 seconds.
https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/end-corn-subsidy/Y3hpZ6BQ

A shorter link for sharing on twitter, and such is http://wh.gov/K1t

Hello corn filled world!

June 15, 2010

I am going to the Rally to Restore Sanity tomorrow and will be bringing a poster with this website on it.

Shaming companies into making products with less High Fructose Corn Syrup is only reserved for the worst offenders (with well known brand names).  First up, Kellogg’s breakfast cereals.  They have 1 (Crispix) that I have found that does NOT have High Fructose Corn Syrup.  Store brands generics have a better record in many stores than that.   Check your “healthy cereal” from Kellogg’s to be surprised.