Thing is -- lots of the people getting farm money from your tax money -- are not farmers.
The Washington Post spent nine months looking into farm subsidies. Some of the things they found:
- A suburban Texas McMansion and yard getting $1,300
- A Houston surgeon collecting $490,000 over ten years
- Suburban homeowners having their land assessed at $55 an acre instead of their neighbors' $3,000 an acre because they got their yards declared "for agricultural use."