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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

How to help the Delta

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 11:09 AM

You've perhaps read that Rep. Marion Berry has been hassling the Delta Regional Authority, suggesting it's not getting enough bang for the federal bucks it receives to help the impoverished region.

Department of Sauce for the Goose

If Berry really wanted to help the hurting in the Delta he might want to consider ...

Washington Post reports today on how rich federal agricultural subsidies mostly go to white-owned large commercial farms, not to small farmers and black folks. Yes, you remember right. Marion Berry of Gillett rakes in hundreds of thousands in agri subsidies. Share the wealth, Rep. Berry.

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