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The Farmer's Wife, Nebraska
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Spence    Posted 12-18-2002 at 16:43:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have seen this documentary a few times. It is the story of the trials and difficulties of a Nebraska family. The real life production is the story on how the family copes with financial problems due to crop
difficulties and machinery failures.

Is this typical of the State, or is it a localized problem.? Is the soil furtile enough, or was he just having a bad year.?


Larry    Posted 12-19-2002 at 17:28:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have never seen any of the Farmers Wife series,but heard about from my Mother.

We had a old banker around here that used to say that if you put a German on a farm he'll make money. If you put a Norwegian on a farm he'll just get by. (That's where I fall in) And if you put a Irishman on a farm he'll go broke.

Randy    Posted 12-19-2002 at 05:20:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Farming is a business and needs to be handled like any other business. Some businesses are well managed and successful, others are poorly managed and on the brink of failure. I have seen the documentary and was not impressed with the feeling that it gave that all farmers were like that. There are just as many successful farmers out there. Spend some time driving through the Nebraska/Iowa/Kansas countryside and you will see a lot of new $30,000 pickups and $200,000 homes on farms.

Spence    Posted 12-19-2002 at 05:56:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, but he seems like a hard worker. Maybe he's a bad planner or bad with numbers who knows. He says he's up early and he and his dad work togeather on the mechanics.

Anyway, I was just wondering if that was the
norm out there. Looks like she's ready for divorce.


kraig WY    Posted 12-18-2002 at 17:23:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nebraska's got some pretty good farm land. Lots of successful farmers and ranchers around. Didn't see the show your talking about. Saw one about a Iowa farm going broke. It had over capilitation all over it.
I've seen ranchs around here go broke and someone else come in and make a go of it. Can't blame it on Nebraska.

More likely news media making a sale    Posted 12-18-2002 at 17:03:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

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