You have a very informative show, which I appreciate.
Farmers make their money from the land and city folks like me make a living building ag implements.
In 1980 when we instituted the Russian grain embargo, my livelihood along with a lot of other folks went up in smoke.
In the years since, it doesn't seem like we've learned much. Even to the casual observer, a trade war with China is unavoidable. The results for farmers and ag related industries will be disastrous.
Our government hasn't run a trade surplus in 40 years and it just gets worse. Warren Buffet said these trade deficits over time will hurt us bad.....and he's right. We cannot continue with large trade deficits particularly in regard to China. They already have too much leverage from their $ denominated holdings and are getting nervous. There's no end in sight except for some sort of severe economic mishap.Trade imbalances that we should have controlled years ago are now out of control.
Consider the amount of ag goods China purchases and it will look like the Russian grain embargo all over again. The basic problem is that US citizens think nothing of the government books and totally focus on their own wallet.....and that threatens the whole system. It's personal greed and we've got it bad.
Cedar Falls, IA
I really wish yall would focus a little more on cotton than what yall do. I know cotton is not the most planted crop in the United States but it is a big factor in the agriculture equation. I do appreciate that yall report some about cotton but would like to see more. Yall do a great job on AgDay Keep it up and tell Al I said hi.
Air information on tree farmers selling carbon credits to high carbon dioxide producers like coal burning power plants. Also, we need info on wildlife food plot cooperation between landowners and power transmission companies using pipelines and high tension wire rights of ways.
Bruce Boland, Private Landowner
Enjoy your weather each morning on RFD. I am a retired farmer in central Indiana. Could you give SWAYZEE, IN weather some time? It's the only Swayzee in the world...zip is 46986.
My wife and I are not farmers but do enjoy your program. We live in rural Odon, Indiana. A problem in our state is many farmers and town citizens burn their household trash and other waste. Little is done in Indiana to educate or enforce against this practice. Could your program do more to educate why burning is wrong? Please help.