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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:36 PM

Billionaire governor's family farms get subsidy

LEWISBURG (AP) A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China.

There is no evidence Gov. Jim Justice did anything illegal. But at least one analyst said the payments to the richest man in West Virginia are unseemly, given his wealth. And the subsidies have thrown the spotlight again on his business empire and the potential conflicts of interest it poses.

Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Justice Farms of North Carolina, owned by the Republican governor's family, hit the program cap of $125,000 earlier this year and was the biggest recipient of soybean subsidies in West Virginia.

The richest person in the state, Justice owns a complex business empire of coal and agricultural entities that are perennially mired in litigation, often over unpaid bills. The farming company is no different. It is named in a long-running lawsuit that alleges the Justice businesses transferred assets between them in an effort to avoid paying a debt.

Read more: https://www.register-herald.com/news/billionaire-governor-s-family-farms-get-subsidy/article_5f6ee015-d5a6-5cf8-a872-0c88a2d5375c.html
(Beckley Register-Herald)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:45 PM

1. Smells to high heaven.

The richest gaining the most, the poor will be run off their farms. Bankrupt the small family farms and the rich take over become richer.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:32 PM

2. They voted for him

WVA you get what you vote for

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:10 PM

3. tip of the iceberg, throw in all the giveaways in the current farm bill that 97% of america have

zer0 idea about.

you don;t even have to be a FARMER to get govt farm support check
you don;t even have to own a tractor to get a govt farm support check
or have livestock or grow crops.
You can get a check if your father is a farmer, and you are not, if your uncle is farmer and you are not.


then look at how much agri-business, all capitalistic business and corporations get from the taxpayers, real money, real checks.....and people want to bitch about socialism?

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