Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Uh-oh, Farmers want local taxpayer money also

Apparently farmers are not content with billions in federal taxpayer subsidies. Now they want local governments handouts also...this is sickening. Now we have to put up with socialist farmers.

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A late freeze in early 2007, coupled with a drought throughout the summer and fall, meant local hay crops were off by as much as half their normal levels, according to a resolution presented to the Sullivan County Commission at its January meeting.

That combination of events wasn’t good news for Sullivan County’s cattle producers — or for the 33,000 head of cattle and calves they’re currently trying to feed, according to the resolution.

Three county commissioners have proposed spending $50,000 of Sullivan County’s multimillion-dollar surplus to help cattle producers offset the cost of hauling hay into the county.