Farmers do not need subsidies. We don't need to continue to pay farmers to leave land fallow either.
Our government wants to continue to subsidize farmers in order to manipulate the system -- as usual. The government needs to get out of the way and let farmers farm. Let them succeed or fail (most will succeed very well indeed).
The food stamp program, like all so called entitlements, is bloated and obscene. It has grown monstrously under Obama. It should be pared back severely and slowly brought back to being a safety net program -- not a way of life.