Nov 10, 2010

Farm Subsidy

Looking for a better way to discuss subsidies with your students? This website may help you "bring it home" to the state where your students reside. It's easy to tell students that farm subsidies add up to a large chunk of change but this site will allow you to be a bit more specific with just how large that chunk really is.

According to the site, everything in Texas really is bigger....including the amount of farm subsidies they are pulling in each year. The Lone Star state is not so "lone", ranking #1 on the list of most heavily subsidized farm states.

Georgia ranks 16th in the nation, with 30% of all farmers receiving subsidy payments.