If the weather in the U.S. were normal relative to the past, 2013 would be the most profitable year since 1973, says the USDA.
... And the first thing those farmers will do is repay the USDA for its crop insurance outlays in 2012, I assume. After all, it was God who made a farmer, not the USDA.... http://grist.org/news/2013-will-be-a-banner-year-for-farm-profits-according-to-analysis-that-ignores-the-drought/
CORN ETHANOL: BAD FOR FARMERS, CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT - FARM SUBSIDIES http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3997271259/corn-ethanol-bad-for-farmers-consumers-and-the-environment-farm-subsidies
A CONFLICT HERE:
U.S. farmers may stop planting GMOs after horrific crop yields
Feb 20, 2013:
King Corn Mowed Down 2 Million Acres of Grassland in 5 Years Flat | Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/king-corn-gobbles-climate-stabilizing-grassland-midwest