Obviously you know nothing of farming. My relatives in Virginia received yearly checks for not growing certain crops certain years. This started under FDR you twit. The crisis in the 80's was relieved by the protests of the left( i.e. John Cougar and all the other farm aid concerts). It was to save the farmers loosing their farms. It was a liberal (traditional FDR) type cause. And congress and Reagan came around. That it might not have died by now is just another reason why ANY PROGRAM started by the government is always PERMANENT in reality.