Mitt Romney Tours Cornfield with Millionaire Farmer LeMar Koethe

| by Michael Allen

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently toured a cornfield in Des Moines, Iowa, to see the effects of the Midwest drought.

Romney's guide was corn and soybean farmer LeMar Koethe (pictured left), who wants the government to stay out of farming, except for the multimillion dollar farm bill, which includes subsidies for farmers.

Koethe told the Des Moines Register: “The people know what to do on their own. Just let them do it.”

Koethe did not say exactly how the government was preventing people from farming.

The Des Moines Register reports that Koethe owns 54 farms and EWG Farm Subsidies reports that Koethe received $133,000 in subsidies from 1995-2001.

Amazingly, wealthy farmers such as Koethe aren't means-tested when it comes to receiving corporate welfare from the federal government's farm bill.

ThinkProgress.org claims that Koethe is a millionaire who lives in this spaceship house, which was reported on by environmentaldesigngroup.com