What would the cost of bread be....

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    What would the cost of a loaf of bread be if the government did not subsidize farming?
     
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    interesting what would .... our taxes be if the government did not subsidize foreign countries....foreign military bases....and everything under the sun here.....including gasoline and oil.....milk....green energy...the banks.....the unions....the car mfrs....
     
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    Waiting for you to clarify your position and add a link for further information before I comment.
     
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    Bread ultimately might be cheaper. The small farmers would be the first to go. They'd get bought up by mega-agribusinesses who have a much lower cost-per-acre of production.

    BTW- oil and gasoline are subsidized? news to me.
     
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    I think many things would either have to go back to more localized processing, farms would go back to being family operated or the prices would rise to meet with the cost of production.

    here is a link to an article.... How Agriculture Subsidies Distort Food Prices
     
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    I think you are in error as to small family farms losing out. Many mega farms get subsidies or the rich buy the land to get the subsidies since they can have that tidy income from the subsidies.

    Ethanol is double dipping on subsidies. It is also adding to,
    The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis
     
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    Yeah I see your point re: farms.
     
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    well if they had left the silver in the money, a loaf of bread would only cost 10 cents.
     

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