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Don't forget about the small farmers

Jan 21, 2011

 

You would think there is only one kind of farm in the US...a giant row-crop operation based in the cornbelt and what ever is good for them is good for every one else. This country has lots of cattle ranches, chickens, rice, hogs, hay and veg's. operations and I am sure there are many others. I think you need to broaden your show. High corn prices are not everyone's dream in fact it may be death of many customers. Your showing that family from Canada that was buying US crop to rent it out as a farmer was a joke, they are no more farmers than Walmart. 
Dan in Arkansas
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NW Iowa Farmer - IA
Well, the thing about the cattle ranchers, chickern, & hogs is they are not small farmers. They are just large cooperate farms, which employee a farmer to take care of them. I don't know one single "farmer" that owns the hogs in the hog confinement that the farmer put up. So he is an employee not a farmer. Try selling hogs to a packer. If you don't have numbers they might pay you a break even.
3:55 PM Jan 21st
 

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