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A "Disgusted" Viewer
Oct 24, 2011
***The following viewer comments were received in response to the October 22-23, 2011 edition of U.S. Farm Report...
#1: I have a question for you. I have to tell you I am pretty disgusted with the US growers. They say buy american, yah right. Then you tell my why the growers are exporting all our hay while we cant find any in the US to feed our own stock. What we do find is either to nasty to feed or so expensive you cant afford to feed it. When are we gonna start taking care of our own country first and than worry about everyone else. Or is it just flat greed? Just had to vent.
#2: Even though I’ve never been a farmer (have baled hay summers 50 + years ago), I watch your program every Sunday on CBS. I want to compliment you on your balanced view on most topics - refreshing and I suspect courageous on your part - keep it up!
Just saw a DVD called “Dive” - essentially about the waste in food delivery, but mentioning that about 50% of all the food produced is wasted. The folks in the DVD are basically getting their food from dumpsters outside food stores - lots of it that is just being wasted - that could go to feeding people or at least feeding pigs, etc. Wonder if you have seen it - and if so, would appreciate your comments on the problem and any solutions that you might see. http://www.divethefilm.com/
If these folks are right, there is one hell of a lot of effort, resources and money going into feeding the garbage pits! A shame, a real shame.
Again, keep up the good work -