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Old Yesterday, 04:14 PM
 
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Corn is one of the worst for bio fuels, waste of money. Sugarcane is much better.
Explain!!
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Old Yesterday, 05:58 PM
 
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"Are there too many farmers in America?"
no.
competition is good.
what i do not understand is how a farmer views another as friend.
they are competitors, just like the grocery stores and drug stores.
maybe the "friend" part is the government subsidies, just like
the Unions will organize across an industry for more money,
the farmers unite in voting blocks to ensure continuity.
You do not understand farming or the markets.
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Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM
 
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Women don't get abortions because they don't want a child.

If that were the case, they would simply put them up for adoption after birth.

No, the reason women get abortions is because they don't want to be pregnant.

As for farmers, they can grow any crop they like.




Wrong.
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
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That's a fair observation. Maybe this is just the last of the agrarian society of the US. Been heading that way for decades.

Or maybe they are growing the wrong crops. Marijuana crops are going to be huge(r) in the future. The farmers would not need to export those crops or worry about Chinese buyers. They could sell it all in the US at a decent price.

Time to evolve or go bankrupt.

Marijuana--Made in America.
Farming and farmers are always evolving. The problem is they have to do it under the thumb of government.
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
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All this talk of farmers being subsidized and farmers losing the farm and too many soybeans and so on, makes me wonder if America just produces too much food.
If other countries don't want to buy from us, maybe we should just cut production to accommodate the countries who want it.
It's a fact. America produces a huge amount of agricultural products. Maybe it's a good idea if we don't produce so much. The idea that China threatens to "not buy soybeans" seems a little strange. So we say, OK. Don't. And then we stop producing so much.
Are there too many farmers in America?
SO let me get this straight. You think it is a bad idea to have a surplus of food in case of shortages?


Do you think, if the need arises for more food, that we can just turn a spigot on and it will appear at your grocery store?


I would bet my bottom dollar, on the other hand, you support subsidies for illegals, do you not?
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Old Yesterday, 06:33 PM
 
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We DO produce too much food. And it's going to get worse as the world's population grows.

And farmers can't do anything to stop it.

But I'm glad lefties on here are continually allowed to post hate speech towards everybody who doesn't live in a city.
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I don't eat industrial-grade soy - do you?
To cite a single example, If you eat chicken, eggs, or any other product of poultry production, even tofu, you are consuming a food produced primarily from soybeans and soybean meal.

Thank you for putting your incredible ignorance, arrogance, and self-righteousness in plain sight for all of us to recognize!

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Old Yesterday, 08:25 PM
 
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It's called insurance. You'll have it too when you turn into an adult and get a car someday.
You're never ever to collect on car insurance, you know that right?
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Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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SO let me get this straight. You think it is a bad idea to have a surplus of food in case of shortages?


Do you think, if the need arises for more food, that we can just turn a spigot on and it will appear at your grocery store?


I would bet my bottom dollar, on the other hand, you support subsidies for illegals, do you not?
Actually, you do not have anything straight.
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Old Yesterday, 09:02 PM
 
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If only there was a way back machine ...


The Great Depression Hits Farms and Cities in the 1930s

"The Federal government passed a bill to help the farmers. Surplus was the problem; farmers were producing too much and driving down the price. The government passed the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) of 1933 which set limits on the size of the crops and herds farmers could produce. Those farmers that agreed to limit production were paid a subsidy. Most farmers signed up eagerly and soon government checks were flowing into rural mail boxes where the money could help pay bank debts or tax payments."

That is how it came to be that farmers (over productive Americans) are paid, not to farm.

A New Deal

" ... U.S. President Herbert Hoover was slow to give help to farmers, even though he was from Iowa. Hoover stubbornly refused to help unemployed workers in urban areas as well. He vetoed a bill that would have created a federal unemployment agency and opposed a plan to use public money to put people to work building roads and government buildings. In a later interview, Hoover said that he didn't agree with the progressive ideas being proposed."
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