Does It Take a Village to Milk a Cow?
When all taxpayers have to chip in to keep your family farm going, it’s not a family farm anymore; it’s a collective farm. Family farms are quickly becoming a thing of the past. When the state steps in to “preserve” them, it actually transforms once-viable enterprises into repositories for tax dollars.
Statements like this make it clear that pouring money into small farms is a losing proposition:
“Right now it costs more to produce milk than you get paid,” Letterman said.