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1. "Doesn't the Federal Farm bill help out all these poor farmers?No. It used to, but ever since its inception just after the Depression, the Federal Farm Bill has slowly been altered by agribusiness lobbyists. It is now largely corporate welfare ... It is this, rather than any improved efficiency or productiveness, that has allowed corporations to take over farming in the United States, leaving fewer than a third of our farms still run by families.But those family-owned farms are the ones more likely to use sustainable techniques, protect the surrounding environment, maintain green spaces, use crop rotations and management for pest and weed controls, and apply fewer chemicals. In other words, they're doing exactly what 80 percent of U.S. consumers say we would prefer to support, while our tax dollars do the opposite."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
2. "I love the idea that biodiesel has the potential to support farmers, especially the family farms."
Author: Daryl Hannah
3. "For example, new EU member Poland survived the communist era without collectivizing its small family farms. But now that they've joined the EU, collectivization is mandatory."
Author: Rick Steves
4. "I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy by protecting the unique interests of small and medium size family farms so that they can continue to operate."
Author: Sue Kelly
5. "My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative tax on small businesses and family farms that, in many cases, families have spent generations building."
Author: Todd Tiahrt
6. "Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities."
Author: Tom Allen

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