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Registered: ‎08-04-2010

Re: So where`s this farming thing headed?

BA, no I doubt a shark would want any part of farming. Farming is a long game with risk's most people couldn't stomach. Those that can make it work are blessed with a heck of a good life though. Sometimes I wonder if the abundance of those willing to farm is an ingrained thing that goes back to the beginning when God told man he was to be the caretaker of the land. Nobody is closer to the land than a farmer.


I'm working close with the hog industry now that is very integrated, the risk is shared by many. I'm not sure we see that yet in crop farming. I think crop farming and cow calf operations are very similar, too much risk and not enough guaranteed money for large corporations. I wish you the best of luck getting the crop in. This downturn is just a bump in the road.