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Richard Heckler 1 year, 7 months ago

A long hot global warming summer could send Douglas county back in to a drought quickly.

Think water conservation like don't water lawns everyday and when it is raining.

Alceste 1 year, 7 months ago

More corn means more WELFARE paid to the poor farmers. Wonderful....

Alceste 1 year, 7 months ago

Here are the details for Douglas County, Kansas:

http://farm.ewg.org/region.php?fips=20045

•$56.1 million in subsidies 1995-2011. $33.8 million in commodity subsidies. $11.6 million in crop insurance subsidies. $7.16 million in conservation subsidies. $3.57 million in disaster subsidies. •Kansas ranking: 6 of 50 States •32 percent of farms in Kansas did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA. •Ten percent collected 73 percent of all subsidies. •Amounting to $32.5 million over 17 years. •Top 10%: $10,841 average per year between 1995 and 2011. •Bottom 80%: $255 average per year between 1995 and 2011.

Recipients of Corn Subsidies** from farms in Douglas County, Kansas totaled $20,212,000 in from 1995-2011.

Rank

Recipient (* ownership information available)

Location

Corn Subsidies** 1995-2011

1 Pine Family Farms Gen Ptn ∗ Lawrence, KS 66044 $762,355 2 Nunemaker-ross Inc ∗ Lawrence, KS 66044 $657,376 3 Guenther Bros Partnership ∗ Lawrence, KS 66047 $318,021 4 Mark Neis Eudora, KS 66025 $316,790 5 Neis Brothers Ptn ∗ Eudora, KS 66025 $307,018 6 Schaake Farms Inc ∗ Lawrence, KS 66046 $302,079 7 Roger L Kitsmiller Rev Tr Lawrence, KS 66046 $259,380 8 Robert Gabriel Sr Eudora, KS 66025 $258,727 9 Ralph D Kitsmiller Rev Tr Lawrence, KS 66046 $257,360 10 Triple B Farms Ptn ∗ Lawrence, KS 66049 $242,867 11 Rocking H Ranch Inc ∗ Berryton, KS 66409 $226,542 12 James Wiscombe Overbrook, KS 66524 $191,270 13 Carl E Flory Rev Trust Baldwin City, KS 66006 $185,722 14 Crist Dairy Ptn ∗ Overbrook, KS 66524 $182,731 15 Richard L Knabe Rev Trust Eudora, KS 66025 $178,558 16 Michael John Wintermantel Baldwin City, KS 66006 $158,413 17 Kermit Kalb Rev Tr Wellsville, KS 66092 $156,656 18 Clifford R Neis Eudora, KS 66025 $147,197 19 Metsker Farms ∗ Lawrence, KS 66047 $145,721 20 Allen Osborn Baldwin City, KS 66006 $145,438

notaubermime 1 year, 7 months ago

Some sections of Kansas are already out of the drought?! Obviously, Lawrence's slow recovery from the drought is due to the city commission and their business-repelling policies. The drought would already be over if Lawrence had a Menard's.

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