Viewers Speak: Christmas Show & MF Global
Dec 28, 2011
***Editor's Note: The following comments were received in response to the December 24-25, 2011 edition of U.S. Farm Report...
#1: I want to thank you for the article on the 734th adt ag mission. My nephew too served on that mission. It truly was a long year without him. We are glad he is back home and very proud of his service. Thanks again. Gene Luehrman
#2: My husband is a faithful watcher of your show. I usually leave the room! However, he called me in this morning because he says, "you just got to watch this, remember this is a farm show"! He rewinds the show, and two gentlemen share a poem with illustrations. The poem was cute with seasonal humor. But, the illustrations as nice as they were, for a farm show I would expect more. It speaks of a cab-over semi, in the illustration it was not a cab-over or a semi. Later in the poem is speaks of a 4020, and the illustration is of a blue tractor and loader - not John Deere green. Honestly, I did miss the cab-over oops, but I did quickly notice that is wasn't a semi truck. And, the 4020 is the biggest oops of all, because - well do I even need to say!
I know the poem was for the amusement only, but being a "farm show" it kind of made it look like the people associated with the show really do not know much about rural life. Farmers take the color of their equipment, and the make of their trucks as serious as the rest of the world is about their favorite sports teams and colors! Most people, farmers or not will debate Chevy over Ford or Cardinals over Cubs for example.
It is greatly appreciated having agriculture related programming available, such as the US Farm Report show. I just thought I would share with you my thoughts, thanks for reading!
Teresa O'Brien - Olney, IL
#3: Hello John...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. I had heard on a radio program Rick Santorum speak of the loophole in the laws governing entities such as MF Gloval and that John Corzine had used this loophole to take the funds entrusted to MF Global and buy long term European bonds. Suposedly that is where the money has gone. Up in smoke. Have you heard of anything through your sources or viewers regarding this situation?
Sincerely, Phil Gallup - Fort Wayne, IN