Why Are Farmers Being Forced To Destroy Their Crops?
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This video is really good. The 'food shortages' are manufactured by our own government. Here are some of them speaking out and they have the paperwork to prove it. [No, the video is NOT in Spanish]



[Edit to add, just in case YouTube pulls the video, here's an alternative source: https://www.brighteon.com/bf8c76cc-3aa4-...a42abea353 ]
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Well, if true, that's pretty scary.  As if we don't have enough to worry about...
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https://www.greenmatters.com/p/governmen...troy-crops

The problem is multi-faceted. I know quite a few farmers here in the PNW (mostly wheat, garbanzos, etc) and I've talked with some about this over the years. The grain farmers are better off as they can store their harvest for quite some time. Beef, pork, chicken, milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, are a different matter. Couple that with the notes from the link above, subsidies are only paid so far as farmers are actually producing. So there are times where it makes sense to destroy product that cannot be sold and keep producing rather than forgo subsidies.

The statement that "[i]n the U.S. (and many other countries), the agriculture industry would essentially collapse without the government, as the government uses taxpayer money to give billions of dollars in subsidies to farmers every year," would be true if the government immediately pulled the plug. I think we can wean farmers off the government teat over some time. But I do agree that the farm dole does help smooth out the boom and bust associated with agriculture.

But in the OP's video, no we aren't going to be facing mass starvation. There may be 8 months of total food supply at any given moment. And if all farmers destroyed all their current crops we might have a shortage. But a) not *all* farmers are destroying crops and b) no farmers are destroying *all* their crops. Only surplus is being destroyed.
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"Boots on the ground" info is always a good thing. Thanks, Suudy for your input and sense. I put it out there just for this kind of response.
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Fiction has to make sense
Mark Twain

All War is Deception
Gen. Sun

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C.S. Lewis

Political Correctness is Fascism pretending to be manners.
George Carlin

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In High School Economics, and later University, the problem of subsidies and their tendency to cause overproduction were bolstered by the tales of the great "butter mountains" across Europe from farmers significantly over producing.

Closer to home, the Potato Board in Western Australia was abolished a few years ago. Annual production quotas which, if exceeded, meant produce sent to landfill.
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