I have visited the Danville, Illinois numerous times over the last year and have seen bountiful crops of corn and soybeans. But somehow the Rice farms in Vermilion County, I missed. According to the Environmental Working Group website, the Walker Farms of Danville, Illinois received $26,534 in 2007 direct payments from USDA for Rice.
There is of course no Rice grown in Danville or Vermilion County, Illinois, but somehow the Walkers managed to collect anyway. It is no wonder the public is so unsupportive of the most recent farm bills or farm welfare.
This was a part of the $497,823 received in 2007 in direct farm welfare payments from the US Taxpayers.
Thanks for reading!
3 years ago