Spokane area wheat farmers receive subsidies
October 17, 2010 1 Comment
And this year the value of Washington’s wheat crop should shoot past $750 million.
The last piece making 2010 a winner for wheat farmers is an estimated $70 million in federal subsidies. …. Other federal programs pay farmers for land conservation.
The Palouse fields also grow lentils and peas.
This is another example of how Spokane’s overall economy is heavily subsidized by government programs (taxpayers). Even in a strong market.
- USDA to re-survey small grains farmers (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
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