Developing Countries Will Lead Global Rice Import Growth in 2013-22, Says USDA Rice growers positive California MG prices are UP Russia MG Harvest coming to end Egypt open rice exports Vietnam’s rice export in tough competition with India Thai rice exports in May Rise Above Target This Year Viet-Nam Rice exports likely to fall this year
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Rice subsidies should be cut
The president's suggested tiny $5 billion cut over 10 years in the more than $130 billion in the subsidies given mainly to big farmers over nine years is right. Why should we pour cash into the pockets of a few large rich farmers, when 80 percent of small farmers who need help get hardly anything?

Our heavily subsidized rice-farming assemblyman from "Richvale" and our U.S. Representative, honoring the rice money that gets them elected, will try to defeat the plan. Don't let them. Better these rich farmers should get out of rice farming. Most of the rice they grow is exported. Americans eat very little.

Some rice farmers do a good job, growing unusual varieties on organic farms, and they deserve to do well.

We can do without those who use aerial crop spraying, polluting our air, land and water.

Growing a tropical crop, using scarce cheap water, and selling at subsidized prices on the international market doesn't make sense or boost the California economy.

Drive through the featureless rice fields, how many workers do you see? Mechanized big farms employ hardly anyone. How many are employed in the California rice industry? The industry Web sites don't break out employment figures. Could it be because they're so few and the cost to taxpayers excessive?

A few jobs, yes, but nothing compared to those on farms that grow the nuts, fruit, vegetables and livestock we do eat.

We need small farms that make our state look great and are labor intensive.
MGR Archive 25.2.2005
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