The Federal Government offers agriculture subsidies to the farming industry, to 'supplement famers' incomes, manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such commodities.'
That's from Farm Subsidies 101, by the way. So here's why they're so important - farmers work their butts off and are often at the mercy of the market when it comes to shifting and/or volatile prices. Loads of tax money goes to them because it should. Every farmer needs these in order to survive.
Cotton is heavily subsidized
This equipment's expensive
“Farmers need subsidies in order to continue growing.”