Crony Farming Devastates Iowa

It all works off government subsidies and USDA backing.

(From The Guardian)

…And while the Kalbachs have hung on to their farm, they long ago abandoned livestock and mixed arable farming for the only thing they can make money at any more – growing corn and soya beans to sell to corporate buyers as feed for animals crammed by the thousands into the huge semi-automated sheds that now dominate farming, and the landscape, in large parts of Iowa…

…“The thing that is really pervasive about it is that they control the rules of the game because they control the democratic process.

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