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How are American farmers doing ?
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Chris    Posted 03-10-2004 at 06:31:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
As I'm an not a farmer, I often wonder how the american farmer is doing today ? Any type of farmer that is..
I know that in New England, dairy farmers have benn rapidly selling out the past 10+ years.

If you are a farmer, I wish you well.


Steve in TN    Posted 03-10-2004 at 06:40:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Chris. This past farming year was good for the farmers here in West TN. They had good yields and higher than average prices. And now, guess what; diesel and fertilizer prices have gone way up. Seems like every time we have a good year, the big boys in business seize the opportunity to get some of our gains. I would say that most years our farmers are stuggling to pay their bills. I guess most people would say, "Welcome to the club."


FARMERS BY DEFINITION    Posted 03-10-2004 at 06:53:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
ARE PAUPERS........so stated in the late 1800's and equaly true today.


Steve from TN    Posted 03-10-2004 at 07:17:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paupers........?? Most of the folks who farm around here drive pretty nice cars and trucks and their houses are probably better than average. I haven't seen any that look hungry, probably the reverse on that note.(Too well-fed) They might be paupers that have good credit. I am not trying to argue with your post, just making an observation of what's going on around this part of the world.


Burrhead    Posted 03-10-2004 at 11:29:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
you see farmers doing well here in SE Tex too--------however that is the gubermint farmers that get paid by the gubermint to not produce. That means they can hire wetbacks and draw welfare checks for the land rent.

That gives them more time to ride the gubermint furnished crewcab pickups to the deer lease and then ride the gubermint financed Polaris to haul their liquor to the camp shack.

It aint exactly that simple but it's dang close.

The mom&pop farms have long been gone from around me.


Jessie    Posted 03-10-2004 at 13:05:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sir, Mom and Pop operations here are limited to food production for home operations. Occasionally 2 or 3 extra head are sold on the market to help pay for feed but thats about it. I think it was Jimmy "peanut head" Carter that killed the family farm.


Burrhead    Posted 03-10-2004 at 16:00:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mom & Pop got replaced by Corp farms around here.

I did'nt vote fer Jimmy mysef but I don't find any fault with the man. He was just too honest and had too many moral values for the job.

BTW-Jimmy was the only Prez in modern days that was a real farmer, real military man, and used real farmers for his appointed ag cabinet positions.

One point to consider is that a farmer Prez with farmer advisors probly would'nt be all that cruel to farmers.

Our present regime opens the borders for everything and anything from any corner of the earth (regardless of anti-American political leadership) that will produce a stock investment return.




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