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Conservative Groups Rallying Against House Farm Bill Draft

Doc Freeman Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:54 AM
The first Farm Bill, the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 (each one has a name), was created to address rock bottom prices (corn prices actually hit $0), national hunger, soil erosion, lack of credit and unfair export practices. At this time in history 1933 there was a great need for a farm bill, but for the past 60 years there was never a need for such a bill and I submit today there is no need what so ever. The following will show why a farm bill was needed during 1933. January 30, 1933 Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany by President of Germany Paul von Hindenburg. The Lone Ranger debuts on American radio. February 1933 – The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution goes into effect. The Blaine Act
Doc Freeman Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:56 AM
passes the United States Senate, submitting the proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. The amendment is ratified on December 5, ending prohibition in the United States.
March 1933 The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions (the 'holiday' ends on March 13). Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises from 53.84 to 62.10. The day's gain of 15.34%, achieved during the depths of the Great Depression.
April 1933 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
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June 1933 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.
November 1933 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed. – Dust Bowl: In South Dakota, a very strong dust storm strips topsoil from desiccated farmlands (one of a series of disastrous dust storms that year).
Since then, there have been 15 Farm Bills which have, in one way or another, addressed these issues. Unfortunately, a number of the original programs, which were designed to ensure that there was healthy food for all and fai
Doc Freeman Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:57 AM
and fair prices for farmers, have been stripped away or replaced with programs that benefit corporate interests over the interests of farmers and eaters.


Eleven of the most prominent organizations in the conservative movement have signed on to a letter of opposition to the House Farm Bill Draft. These groups include Heritage Action for America, FreedomWorks, and Americans for Prosperity. The House version of the farm bill bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Senate version of the Farm Bill. The opposition letter reads in part:

On behalf of the millions of members represented by our organizations, we write to express concerns with, and opposition to the draft Farm Bill (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act or FARRM)...