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01-04-2019 09:40 AM
We have what may be a wonderful opportunity to see markets working in real terms ......... without federal interference...
Commerce without the heavy hand of government.
Oh I know it is just a temporary illusion ........ maybe even a haloucination.... the extacy of a day without a notice from a govermnent representative.
Can you just imagine if the whole of usda took a year of unpaid sabbatical ? The excitement of decisions without constant oversight. ( we can freely relieve ourselves in the pristine american interior without fear of world devastation.
Maybe a couple of years would wipe out half the debt since half of us work for the american penal colony
I am either dreaming or dying or both............ probably both...
The prison guards and their whips will be back soon to control our lives and pay us off with funds they have taken from us ..and legal drugs of choice ...and other treats.
01-04-2019 01:15 PM
sw...it seems you are basically "smoked up" on a peace pipe, not dying or aging.
The NASS boys aren't nearly as smart as you give them credit for. And, the
Feds in general are a lot happier when the farmers are fat and happy, like
2007 thru 2015.
We farmers are pretty much free to bid all of our profits in to the cost structure. For
example, a neighbor just lost a 105 acre farm with a 180 APH to a moron who bid
$400/acre. He doesn't always pay his bills and still owed for some fert from 2016,
but it will work out. There is always another fert dealer and seed dealer down the
road that will get you setup for this year.
Tenant farmers always bid in all the profit, always have and always will....
One of our core concepts is the thought that "all the profit goes to the landowner"
is pretty much accurate since the dawn of time. Still is....which is why we own as
much land as we can cash flow!
01-04-2019 02:42 PM
I don't give them much credit for anything they profess to possess..... I see them for what they are.
Just wish they didn't have the illusions of such importance. So they might humble it back to public service in stead of public "service"
01-05-2019 09:20 AM - edited 01-05-2019 09:23 AM
Most farmers have not survived. Even though usda uses farmers for Public Relations.
Usda is feeding a different industry than farmers participate in... we just happen to be affected by it.
That monthly USDA report is all about politics now.....
I can live without it...
01-05-2019 08:23 PM
01-06-2019 07:00 AM
Where do you see that combination. (200 dirt and 3500 gym water. Here were closer to switching those numbers. (2500 to 3500 dirt with 5 to 700 gpm in the off season. Less in the summer)