Worse drought in 50 years or longer and Ryan blocks the farm bill relief fund

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    Obama Targets Paul Ryan Over Farm Bill In Iowa

    I guess Obama will be blamed for the drought too, while Ryan was sitting on his hands refusing to get relief out to these farmers and pass the bill.. I think many of these staled attempts by Ryan are going to come back and bite him in the ass.. Perhaps the farm bills is just giving our US money away too..shakes head
     
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    How about just releasing corn from biofuel obligations and let farmers produce food instead? That's what the farmers have asked for and that's what obama has refused.

    Instead, the government will buy up meat and fish to redistribute later as it sees fit and keep prices high.

    Yes indeed, it is the socialist answer to a free market problem.
     
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    It would be against Obama's 'paygo' law, would it not?
     
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    Obama doesn't understand that we are broke!

    Stupid fucking liberals!
     
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    It's a states issue, not a federal one.
     
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    News source link on how this will help the farmers who depend on their crops every year, dying cattle from drought ridden ranches please.
     
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    It will soon or already may have become a national problem.
     
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    Why would farmers want to decrease demand for their product?
     
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    Drought crop damage worsens, ethanol waiver urged - chicagotribune.com

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The worst drought in more than 50 years has caused more damage than expected to corn and soybean crops, the government said on Friday, heightening calls for a suspension of ethanol quotas to head off another global food crisis.

    While benchmark corn and wheat futures closed lower in Chicago, experts say food prices appear set to keep rising after a 6 percent jump last month, escalating a food-versus-fuel debate centered on a law that dictates that about 40 percent of the corn crop must be converted into ethanol.

    Hours after the Department of Agriculture said the corn yield would likely fall to its lowest since 1995, worse than forecast, the governors of two poultry-producing states asked the Obama administration to waive the ethanol requirement, the first formal request for relief.

    A request that was denied.

    obama might well be blamed for a food crisis throughout the world.
     
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    Oh, thanks for making my point. The farmers didn't request a cut in the demand for their product.
     

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