The city of Chicago will be receiving $1 million to set up “Urban Farms.” It’s part of an overall federal government giveaway by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Chicago’s new ‘Growing for Chicago’ initiative is one of 45 projects to be awarded a total of $26.6 million this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Conservation Innovation Grants.”
Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is to ask what authority the USDA has to give $26.6 million of federal taxpayer dollars away to black holes like the city of Chicago. But that’s a silly question. They have no authority whatsoever. So what. What does that matter anymore. I’m sure the funds where tucked away in the massive farm bill, that no one ever reads.
Second is that this is obviously not a one-time thing as the Tribune states the money is part of an “annual” giveaway. So this giveaway happens every year. But no matter. I’m sure it will go to the cause it claims to – “Growing for Chicago,” and not to line politicians’ pockets, or used in crony corporatism scams. We can trust them. After all – it is the federal government and city of Chicago we’re talking about – both run by well-respected and honest administrations.
The plan is to turn a stretch of abandoned rail line in the Englewood community of Southside Chicago into an Urban Farm…
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