America's agribusiness is growing more and more politically powerful, The new farm bill passed by the house gives large farmers 191 billion dollars in subsidies none of that money goes to small (mom and pop) farmers.
Businesses like Conagra foods get those subsidies not people like farmer Joe he doesn't get any money, he only gets a broken back and kick from a mule.
Here is a good example we have the largest Chicken operation in the world Tyson foods, under President Clinton they bought the entire west coast whiting fish run and wiped them all out thus killing the economy of several small towns on Oregon's coast. Earlier during Clinton's election to the oval office Tyson made a rather large donation to his campaign, well I guess in American society you do get what you paid for. Now our current President Bush gets all sorts of donations from every company, He got a rather large donation from the Timber Industry and as part of the Homeland Security he tried to place an expedited logging of Oregon's forest. President Bush is now trying to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Alternative fuels (ethanol) there is not enough soil in the US to grow enough corn to make ethanol. One viable alternative fuel that should be looked into is the sun, The sun wakes us up every morning, and puts us to bed every night. The only problem is that the sun dose it for free.
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