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Old 01-29-2014, 11:24 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by ghak99 View Post
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.
Where are you?

I don't see any of that happening here. There is maybe 300 acres of questionable land broke out that I know of in the last 5 years in my county. I'm not saying it's not happening, just not around me.

The fraud thing is important. I keep hearing shit about it but I can't make the math work for me on my farm. Mother Nature demolishes my aph bad enough. I don't need to hurt it any more. Plus we're a lot of sharecrop here and you just don't **** landlords. You just don't do it.

FWIW, there are random audits. Or there used to be anyway. Dad got one when I was in high school. Maybe they've tied up all the auditors with payment threshold audits but they used to do a few.

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Well, MO Ks and OKL were all NOT included so the insurance farming will continue and the last remaining prairie area are at full risk. Amazing that NB, IA and SD got protected by Representative Noem from SD but Hartzler in Mo and Roberts in Senate from Ks who are both big Ag supporters let this happen.
Roberts got booted off the ag committee. Someone told me huelskamps dumbass did too. That would leave Kansas with no representation on either ag committee in either chamber.
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