Letters to the Editor

Death can't stop farm subsidy checks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid $1.1 billion in farm payments to 170,000 dead farmers over a seven-year period, and the House of Representatives has passed another farm bill for five more years of these checks.

I am impressed with the determination for farming that American farmers have; farmers of any other nation do not come close. You just cannot keep an American farmer down. They will not allow a thing such as death get in the way of farming and receiving their welfare — oops, sorry — subsidy checks.

MIKE CASARES

Modesto

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