Statements about Agriculture
The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."
"Agriculture has always required a significant workforce from abroad."
The United States does "not have a system through which growers and dairies can bring a workforce legally into the U.S."
Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
Agriculture "is the strongest industry in Ohio."
"The Agriculture Department estimates that roughly 42 percent of the corn crop will be used to make ethanol -- more than the amount of corn used to feed livestock and poultry in the United States."
Says Bill Nelson sold agricultural land "for home development, pocketing at least $1.4 million."
Bill Nelson "leased land that he owned for six cows, taking advantage of an agricultural tax loophole to dodge $43,000 in taxes just last year."
The Obama administration "even proposed banning farm kids from doing basic chores!"
"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."
A proposed U.S. Labor Department rule for children working on farms "would even ban youth from operating a battery-powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose."
"This rule could prevent children under 18 from using such tools as a power screwdriver, a milking machine or something as simple as a wheelbarrow on the family farm . . . "
Adding ethanol to gas "raises food costs."
Says the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency brought coyotes into the state "to try to keep the deer population down."
Says she "wiped out" the state Agriculture Department’s inspections of eggs at retail sites like grocery stores.
Says he eliminated an EPA rule that treated spilled milk like it was oil.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher is "the only working farmer currently serving in the House."
Federal law prohibits the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.
Christmas trees are grown in all 50 States.
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