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Re: “Socialism is already here — down on the farm,” by Gary Pearce, Thursday:
This writer needs to be happy he lives in a country where 2% of the population can feed and clothe the other 98% below the cost of production. Get your facts straight — 90 % of the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget goes to food stamps and if it weren’t for the market assistance checks, farmers could not survive. Then you could source your groceries from a third-world country. How safe is that?
Anyway I’m proud to be an American farmer and work every day for you below cost so you can have your opinion.
The writer is member manager of Vick Family Farms.