Viewers Respond: Farm Regulation, Global Warming & Classic Tractors
Feb 21, 2012
These viewer comments were received following the Feb. 18-19 edition of "U.S. Farm Report"
#1: I just wanted to say that while I do not agree with everything in the new bill to reduce kids working on the farm equipment, I do agree that farmers are way relaxed with our young people. I have seen firsthand what it is like to lose a young man in a farm accident and it is not pretty. Our kids think they are invincible but anyone who has lost a child knows better. All that is required to stop legislation like this is for the farming community to take a serious look at safety. Safety is huge, especially in an age where most of the equipment that is being used is big and bad enough to kill a man in a heartbeat. I am a 45-year-old farmer in Colorado, I grew up running equipment like tractors and combines, and I am here to say that the only reason that I am still here is just pure luck. It was just not my time, there were several times that if things had turned out differently I would have lost my life in a farm accident. Our children are our most valuable resource, without them we have no future, so I believe we must do all we can to protect them.
#2: John, Here are more facts on this global warming scam. Let's not buy into this as gullible fools. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/17/global-warming-great-delusion/
Hello! Just thought you'd enjoy hearing that our Saturday morning routine means leaving the house 15 minutes earlier than usual so we can arrive at work in time to dash to the office and catch "Tractor Tales"! Losing that extra 15 minutes of sleep is well worth it to me just to watch my husband enjoying the tractor memories. He has dreams of restoration dancing in his head for a particular old tractor that's sitting in his Dad's shelter belt...maybe someday! We are South Dakota and Illinois natives that wouldn't miss your show. Thank you.
Don and Lenore Neuharth
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.