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Guest opinion: Stop USDA loans to factory farms
Des Moines Register - Des Moines, Iowa
Subjects: Factory farming; Agriculture; Agribusiness
Date: Dec 3, 2009
Start Page: A.15
Section: OPINION
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Why encourage beginning farmers to put up capital-intensive factory farms when there is already severe overproduction and record-low prices? USDA could provide much smaller loans to many more beginning family farmers if it stopped making factory farm loans, and directed the money elsewhere.

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