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Old 07-20-2015, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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The point being made is that you can't grow a lot of crops in the winter in the midwest like you can in California/Arizona
Do they grow a lot of crops in Arizona?
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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Do they grow a lot of crops in Arizona?
Yuma is one of the largest providers of Lettuce and Citrus in the U.S. SE AZ is one of the largest cattle ranching areas of the U.S. Look at a google map image of Phoenix you'll notice that surrounding the entire city is dark green it's all agriculture. Just a North of Tucson and along the Gila and Colorado Rivers as well. In short Yes. Not like California but yes.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:28 AM
 
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CT is the wealthiest state in the wealthiest country in the world. It has relatively low taxes compared to its neighbors, and has some of the best schools in the U.S.

People moving out of CT are doing so because it is too expensive and desirable, not because it isn't sufficiently desirable. Places like Greenwich and New Canaan are among the most desirable towns to live anywhere.

So basically, this whole thread is nonsense.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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CT is the wealthiest state in the wealthiest country in the world. It has relatively low taxes compared to its neighbors, and has some of the best schools in the U.S.

People moving out of CT are doing so because it is too expensive and desirable, not because it isn't sufficiently desirable. Places like Greenwich and New Canaan are among the most desirable towns to live anywhere.

So basically, this whole thread is nonsense.
The United States isn't the wealthiest country in the world. It's not even close to the wealthiest. As for CT's tax structure....it all depends where in the state you live in. If you live in Fairfield County then you will pay ALOT more than if you live in Northeastern CT. CT has some of the highest taxes in the country. Rhode Island is a little cheaper and Massachusetts is close behind CT but only downstate NY is a little more expensive. Yes people are moving out because of its high COL but the majority of people who are leaving are retirees now finding the opportunity to retire and move down south. The overall economy is getting in better shape so more people are starting to retire. When the recession happened many people put retiring on hold until now.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:50 AM
 
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The United States isn't the wealthiest country in the world. It's not even close to the wealthiest. As for CT's tax structure....it all depends where in the state you live in. If you live in Fairfield County then you will pay ALOT more than if you live in Northeastern CT. CT has some of the highest taxes in the country. Rhode Island is a little cheaper and Massachusetts is close behind CT but only downstate NY is a little more expensive. Yes people are moving out because of its high COL but the majority of people who are leaving are retirees now finding the opportunity to retire and move down south. The overall economy is getting in better shape so more people are starting to retire. When the recession happened many people put retiring on hold until now.
I am assuming you didn't major in economics.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I am assuming you didn't major in economics.
Haha!

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Do they grow a lot of crops in Arizona?
Like I posted above, it's in the bottom half in terms of production:

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Here are the top food-producing states in the country: Total Agricultural Receipts Ranked by State from StuffAboutStates.com

Several of the top 9 border or are in the same exact region as Michigan:

1. California
2. Texas
3. Iowa
4. Nebraska
5. Minnesota
6. Illinois
7. Kansas
8. North Carolina
9. Wisconsin

Over half the top food-producing states in the country are in the "Michigan region." The Great Lakes region doesn't need Arizona's food (#29 on the list), but Arizona likely will need water, and quite possibly very soon, if the growth trend continues.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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Michigan itself is #22 on that list producing almost 40% more than AZ.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Right, the gaps are uneven throughout the list...just witness CA vs #2. I was actually surprised that MI was so low, but I guess there's very little farming in the UP, and northern MI isn't exactly the breadbasket, either.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Right, the gaps are uneven throughout the list...just witness CA vs #2. I was actually surprised that MI was so low, but I guess there's very little farming in the UP, and northern MI isn't exactly the breadbasket, either.

2/3rds of Michigan is a northwoods environment. However anyone who has been to the southern third of Mi would think its one of the biggest agricultural states in the nation. Very intense farming in the southern portion, but in reality much that state is forest land. Surprising that WI and MN don't have the same effect. The agriculture zone in Wi must stretch further north before giving way to "northwoods"
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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2/3rds of Michigan is a northwoods environment. However anyone who has been to the southern third of Mi would think its one of the biggest agricultural states in the nation. Very intense farming in the southern portion, but in reality much that state is forest land. Surprising that WI and MN don't have the same effect. The agriculture zone in Wi must stretch further north before giving way to "northwoods"
It's mostly due to the UP - Wisconsin would be by far the most wooded state in the Midwest if you plucked the UP from MI, but throwing in a giant chunk of almost all-forested land tips the scales. Minnesota is a large state that's mostly prairie and plains. The northwoods, although a good-sized area, is only a small % of its total landmass, vs WI/MI at least.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest..._United_States
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