One reason: artificial insemination
"Turkeys today weigh 29.8 pounds. In the ‘30s, they weighed 13.2 pounds."
Job change not the primary reason
40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."
Wisconsin sold fresh water to California, helping that state's dairy industry, and "lost a bunch of jobs (and) a bunch of farmland."
A talking point to milk
"We’re importing about 10 percent of our milk supply. We’re America’s Dairyland, but yet we don’t have enough milk in this state to meet the demand for our cheesemakers."
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."
It holds down pump prices, but you also pay up from another pocket
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association
"Without ethanol, gas prices would be at least 15% higher. With gas at four bucks, that means you’re saving 12 bucks on a 20 gallon fill up."
McCain hit this earmark right on the nose
Earmarks requested in a federal spending bill included "$277,000 for potato pest management in Wisconsin."
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