Notable Quotable

August 15, 2007|By CHICAGO TRIBUNE

The more we study payments being made, the more we begin to see the unbelievable phenomena of literally sending farm bill payments to people who live in Manhattan and San Francisco. ... I mean, they may own land, but they're really pretty disconnected from farming."

- MIKE JOHANNS, U.S. secretary of agriculture, lamenting the subsidies the government pays to wealthy landowners who do little or no farming

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