quote:They already are-in surplus. Each fall there are football field size piles of corn on the ground. The excess from a bountiful harvest. Even on a mediocre year there is corn piled on the ground. There is plenty of corn available for food. There are somewhere in the area of 32 million CRP acres-ground that has been taken out of crop production in order to reduce supplies. I'd prefer to pay the farmers to put the land back into production rather than have the government pay them to keep it out. While some of the land should be kept in CRP for things like buffer strips and erosion control, many of those acres that have been idled can safely be brought back into production.
I would rather crops be grown for something that could be of benefit "food"