Spokane area wheat farmers receive subsidies

 

A wheat farm

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And this year the value of Washington’s wheat crop should shoot past $750 million.

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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.

via Palouse’s wheat farmers harvest the year’s near-perfect mix – Spokesman.com – Oct. 17, 2010.

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.

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