Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-14737

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Comment Number: AGW-14737

From: Jacob Crawford
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2010 8:22 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comments



I am writing because I am concerned about the lack of competition in agricultural markets.

I am affected because my family grew up poor. Once the corn subsidies came they associated meat (raised off the new cheap grain) and sugary (from then on high fructose corn syrup) with prosperity.  Then they ate and ate not knowing they were destroying themselves. I want to return some of our farmland to orchards and winter vegetables instead of everyone growing corn and soy in order to feed cows and pigs for meat. Slow down the corn subsidies. Monsanto has way too much influence. Don't force the organic but realize the principles behind the movement are what you should be working for.

 

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment.

Sincerely,
   Jacob Crawford
Urbana, IL

Jacob Crawford

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Updated April 7, 2016

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