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Old 12-16-2010, 02:23 PM
Status: "living in a political world, where mercy walks the plank" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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^Now who does this remind me of......hmmmmmm..........
First guess would be Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones, a professional "wrassler" from the 70's down Missouri way. He was a perpetual loser and was generally brought in for the good wrestlers to mop up the ring with. Alas however, I think Rufus is dead.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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First guess would be Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones, a professional "wrassler" from the 70's down Missouri way. He was a perpetual loser and was generally brought in for the good wrestlers to mop up the ring with. Alas however, I think Rufus is dead.
I remember him, he was on TV Saturdays on a STL program, "Wresting at the Chase"!
But no.....thats not of whom I am reminded of.......now who could it be?????
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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First guess would be Rufus R. "Freight Train" Jones, a professional "wrassler" from the 70's down Missouri way. He was a perpetual loser and was generally brought in for the good wrestlers to mop up the ring with. Alas however, I think Rufus is dead.
He's dead again apparently. lol


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I remember him, he was on TV Saturdays on a STL program, "Wresting at the Chase"!
But no.....thats not of whom I am reminded of.......now who could it be?????
Channel 11, baby! The only wrastler I remember was "Dick the Bruiser"

Now, I digress from my off topicedness.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the suggestions, everyone. It's made me think about a variety of issues. Truthfully, at this point I'm just tired of thinking about it. I'm feeling kind of Scarlett OHara ish about it all - "I'll think about it tomorrow!"

Our inheritance only occurred 3 years ago. We've received our % of farm income for the past 2 years. Last year, because in no way do I think of this income as anything I have earned for myself, I gave it all away to 4 different charities - split equally between the historical society, library, and humane society nearest to the farm and to Farm Aid.

I'm thinking about where to distribute the income this year. Anyone want to recommend any good farming or rural life non-profits? Any that work FOR the family farmer and AGAINST corporate farming? If you give me some good ideas I'll investigate them further then send out the checks!

PS - In looking at the website of an organization I was thinking of donating to (the National Family Farm Coalition), I saw this map of which corporations own which "organic" brand food companies. Take a look - it's interesting and kind of depressing: http://cornucopia.org/wp-content/the...anicT30J09.pdf
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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How about Humane Farming Association? It lobbies for more humane treatment and slaughter of livestock, which is very likely to be an advantage for smaller farms.
It's great to hear of someone donating an inheritance to organizations/causes they care about. I hear people twisting and turning, trying to figure out some blood relative to leave stuff to. Leave it to whomever you want! Send your hairdresser's kid to college!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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I haven't looked through all 3 pages, but the soulution seems super simple to me. Split it into 80 acres each, and do what the heck you want with it. I'd hate for it to be that cut and dry, but if someone wants to sell it, and someone else on the other side of the stratosphere wants to pass it down to her kids it seems like the thing to do.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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First of all it is hard to say what splitting the land would do without knowing what state it is in. As a zoning administrator from Nebraska I can say, no survey would be needed to split the land. In most mid-western and western states, the land is already split. Each section has 640 acres and is split into four quarters of 160 acres each. Chances are since it is 240 acres there is 160 in one quarter and 80 acres in another. The assessor is going to treat the land as at least two parcels. You can check this on your tax statement.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Yellville,AR.
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I briefed these pages and did not see this possible solution: USDA was offering low interest and Grants for farms like this for a younger Family to take over , you would be payed in full, there are programs that most folks don't even know about, i phoned the USDA and the Rep. did not know , so they checked and found out i was correct in my reading on the Web site, so if you dig some and find the right Family it will work,no matter what size you all decide to sell etc. keep in mind , some of these programs are for Organic switchover Farms, retiring Farmers, etc, numerous! Good luck and i hope you find a great Family , not a Corp to run your Families Farm. Best Wishes.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:57 PM
 
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Thank you so much, Greenmon! I'm wondering why the lawyer or farm management co didn't tell me that this was an option. I will do the research and share what I learn with siblings. Maybe this will solve our problem!

And if you have a link or print source to recommend which will shorten my research time that would be extra wonderful!

Truly, thanks! And if it actually works out I'll send you a pie!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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I agree that the ones wanting to keep it need to buy out the on that want to sell.
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