Harvesting Cash II
"Farmers" harvesting cash in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN:
"Farmers" harvesting cash in Chicago, IL:
Further investigation of the EWG Farm Subsidy Database reveals that there are wealthy "farmers" harvesting cash from the taxpayers in all major urban areas, see maps above of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago (click to enlarge). Note that the largest circles represent payments of more than $250,000 from 2003-2005, and the second largest circles are for payments between $100,000-$250,000, etc.
In Minnesota, one out of every three recipients of federal farm subsidies live in either Minneapolis or St. Paul (1,831 out of 5,652 total for the state). In Illinois, more than 1,700 recipients of farm subsidies live in Chicago, which represents 25% of subsidy recipients in the state.