PALM BEACH, Florida – A new federal plan encouraging lesbians to become farmers has a hidden, strategic purpose, according to radio host Rush Limbaugh, who is blasting it as “the latest Democrat scam.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding a series of summits to push the role of lesbian farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

“I guarantee you that most people reading the news would come across a story with the Washington Free Beacon headline ‘Feds Holding Summits for Lesbian Farmers,’ and they would probably ignore it or laugh at it but ultimately cast it aside,” Limbaugh said Wednesday. “But I, El Rushbo, am able to read the stitches on the fastball and clearly see what this is about.”

“It has a specific political objective,” he continued, “and the quick explanation is this is the left expanding their sphere of dominant influence.”

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

“They are trying to bust up one of the last geographically conservative regions in the country; that’s rural America. Rural America happens to be largely conservative. Rural America is made up of self-reliant, rugged individualist types. They happen to be big believers in the Second Amendment. So here comes the Obama Regime with a bunch of federal money, and they’re waving it around, and all you gotta do to get it is be a lesbian and want to be a farmer and they’ll set you up.”

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The USDA is partnering with pop singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper for a “day of conversation” about the struggles of homosexual and transgender individuals in rural sections of America.

Summits have already been held in Greensboro, North Carolina; Lost River, West Virginia; Wayne, Nebraska; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and Seattle, Washington. The next summit is Thursday, Aug. 18, at Drake University in Iowa, with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack serving as keynote speaker.

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A news release says participants will learn about “programs and services that exist to protect, promote, and strengthen LGBT members of rural communities. Issues related to housing, education, health care, youth empowerment, and more will be discussed.”

The White House point person running the LGBT Rural Summit Series is Ashlee Davis of the USDA.

“We are trying very hard to change people’s mindsets,” Davis said, as reported by the Jackson Free Press in Mississippi. “When (people) hear ‘rural America,’ I don’t want them to think that means one type of person: a white, rich male.”

Ashlee Davis (courtesy CNN iReport video)

Ashlee Davis (courtesy CNN iReport video)

At a summit in Mississippi, Davis said she wants no one who applies for housing or grants through the USDA to face any discrimination.

“Our entire country was rural at one point, and somehow, some way we found a way to make space for everybody,” she said. “We’re going to do it in rural America, too.”

Limbaugh opined: “I never before in my life knew that lesbians wanted to be farmers. I never knew that lesbians wanted to get behind the horse and the plow and start burrowing. I never knew it. But apparently enough money [can] make it happen, and the objective here is to attack rural states. They’re already attacking suburbs, and that has been made perfectly clear by what happened in Milwaukee. They’re going after every geographic region that is known to be largely conservative. They never stop, folks. They are constantly on the march.”

“Lesbians are claiming that they’re discriminated against in a lot of ways, but you’ve never heard ’em say that farming is unfair to them. You’ve never even heard ’em say they want to be farmers! But here come the feds waving all kinds of money at ’em, and you know what’s gonna happen then.”

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