Reporters should seek details on State House candidate’s opposition to agricultural subsidies

The Cortez Journal ran a good summary last week of a local candidate forum, hosted by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association.

One point made by House District 59 candidate J. Paul Brown deserves follow-up.

The Journal reported:

Brown emphasized his goals to limit government, including, if need be, agricultural subsidies such as those he receives as a rancher near Ignacio.

“The federal government is $16 trillion in debt,” said Brown, the Republican incumbent. “We cannot continue down this road, and I’m willing to take the cut like anybody else.”

So, as I read this, he’s against agricultural subsidies, in light of the size of the federal debt.

Reporters should get more details from Brown on this. It’s obviously an important issue in his rural district.


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