Professor Pahnke: Our Farmers Don't Want Handouts

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SHELBY STAR (NORTH CAROLINA)/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE -- Anthony Pahnke is the vice president of Family Farm Defenders and an assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. This column was distributed by Tribune News Service.

“Trump’s $12 billion bailout may help a few farmers, but only for the short term. What about next year? Family farms are not quick startups, but enterprises that are built upon generations of experience.

“My grandfather, if he were alive today, would not be surprised to find farmers still gambling with the weather and the market. But he would be shocked to see the president of the United States apparently working to rig the game against them.”