I did not see too many grain farmers "supporting" the livestock farmers the last few years. I know livestock farmers that where set back ten years in what they lost the last few years.
One dairy not far from me was losing $100K per month with the raising feed cost. The biggest part of that was THE CORN PRICE!!! What was the family supposed to do??? Sell all their cows???
When the livestock farmers are making a good profit I did not see them running up ground to $14,000 per acre or out buying new combines/tractors every year and such or paying $500 per acre cash rents. Two different BTO just west and north of me paid that this year.
I sure did see a whole bunch of grain farmers spending money like drunken sailors. Plus then still receiving Government CHECKS!!!!! Why should they be getting money when grain prices are at record HIGHS???? I know they "earned" it 4-5 years ago. Well they where making money then so why should they get a "handout" now???
What is going to happen is that a whole bunch of GRAIN FARMERS are going to go bust when the grain prices cycle. Then they are going to go around screaming for the Government to bail them out of the mess they made themselves!!! I saw it happen in the early 1980s and the same attitude has been driving them now. GREED!!!
So I say let the grain farmers smack bottom just like the livestock farmers always have to do. I have never seen much in the way of government "hand outs" to the livestock farmer.