Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
I can't believe sodbuster was so limited. Kansas and Missouri native grass and pasture land can qualify for full payment crop insurance and that is bullshit. But Grain guys have the power in Mo, Ks and Oklahoma so greed pays off again
This is one area that needed expanded and if it doesn't include long term pasture land, it should. Some of the crp hills that can barely grow grass because all the top soil washed off of it in the 70's should be included as well.
There is serious "insurance farming" going on in my area. Shit land that should never be row cropped is rented, ripped up, insured, half ass farmed, and collected on. They're not trying to raise a real crop and there is no reason tax payers should be paying them to **** the system for a year or two before moving on to the next hill. If they want to insure it, they should be paying the full insurance tab the first year or two. If it won't grow crops, let the cows mow the slopes.
Getting a little off topic but...
Doing the above under their temporary "shit ground LLC" while committing fraud by moving bushels to their "personal farm" ground to build or protect yield averages on owned acres is another thing that pisses me off. If they're going to continue paying for part of the insurance with tax dollars, they need to crack down on the fraud.