Corn Farmer Says Bailout Money Won’t Even Be Enough To Buy Beer

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Jack Maloney said for 200,000 bushels of corn, a farmer will get only about $2,000 to cover losses.

The Trump administration’s $12 billion bailout of American farmers will not help every producer to the same degree, and one corn farmer told NBC News the assistance he will receive isn’t even enough to buy beer.

Jack Maloney says corn farmers will be getting so little in bailout aid that for roughly 200,000 bushels of corn a farmer would get only about $2,000 for their losses.

"That's not even beer money," said the Brownsburg, Indiana, corn and soybean grower.

Maloney has been farming since 1978, and he said farmers are getting angry, telling NBC News that agriculture always tends to be "the butt of all the trade wars."

Maloney said he had already cut back on expenses during the past three years and hasn't taken a paycheck from his farm for more than a year because of tough times before the trade war began. He said the recent tumult has dashed hopes for stabilizing agricultural markets anytime soon.

"We were seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel — the markets were improving a little," he said, "and then this tariff thing happened and this trade war."

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Comments (5)
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LeeAnne
LeeAnne

Too bad. You supported this administration and knew tarifs were part of his platform. Now you want my tax dollars to help bail you out. Sorry. I'd much rather prefer they go to provide health care for all.

themberg
themberg

I can't believe they're asking for a government handout to buy beer.

Welfare queens.

MariahM.
MariahM.

Sorry, if you voted for Trump, (republicans) you get no sympathy from me. You made your bed, now lay in it.

yayagoddess
yayagoddess

ohhhh...poor little Trump voter mad he isn't getting his welfare from his orange god...this makes my day. At least you won't starve....you got corn to eat.

henryfacosta
henryfacosta

I have no pity for trump supporter. You supported a man who assaulted many women and called Hillary worse than trump. You made your bed, now enjoy it with your corn. Maybe you can make lemonade and have a corn dog with it.