Candidate Cauthorn opposes federal government, receives USDA subsidies

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 4:35 p.m. CDT; updated 1:05 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 30, 2010

COLUMBIA — Farmer and Republican candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives 21st District John Cauthorn touts less federal government as one of his top issues. He’s also received $435,921 in federal farm subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the past 15* years, according to a database of USDA subsidies maintained by the Environmental Working Group.