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Feb 14, 2011
***The viewer comments below were received following the February 12-13, 2011 edition of U.S. Farm Report...
#1: I have an observation to share. Corn for North Dakota is a BIG IF---We have record snow accumulation. I traveled to western Montana last week and there is a huge snow pack ALL THE WAY. Never seen that before. Always Always have areas of bare ground. There is snow all the way south as well. We thaw from SW to NE. My observation includes that we in the northern corn belt will have a terrible time getting the crop in on time. I want to contract 200,000 bushels of corn and have land ready and seed bought. I DON”T DARE. Ed Schmid - Near Devils Lake, N.D.
#2: Why does the Government still pay the farmer not to plant a crop? Don't you think it's about time they start paying them to plant crops? This would make a lot more scents to the American public. This money that is spent like this could be put to better use.
Jesse Hittle - Manitou Beach, Michigan
#3: Regarding the debate over the appropriateness of Baxter Black on your show: The first half-hour is hard news and the second half hour is lifestyle. I think Baxter Black is a perfect fit for the lifestyle segment, as much so as Tractor Tales or Country Church Salute. Personally I like the format of the show and find the balance between hard and soft news coverage accurately reflects life in agribusiness.
Richard Ries - Madison, IN
#4: Please keep Baxter as a feature on your show. He really connects with those of us with both crops and cows!
#5: I just wanted to say that I don't understand all the furor over Baxter Black. I enjoy listening to his segment. I especially enjoyed today's (2/12/11) segment about Wanda falling into the hole. I was laughing several times. I also enjoy Tractor Tales and Country Church Salute.
Chris Witmer - West Liberty, IA