AgriTalk: New Mexico Farmer Discusses Importance of Proposed Wall

January 10, 2019 11:43 AM
 
Hear from a New Mexico grower who farms along the U.S.-Mexico border, and Sonja Begemann of Farm Journal talks about the new modes of action for rice, corn and soybean farmers from FMC.

Today on AgriTalk, hear from a New Mexico grower who farms along the U.S.-Mexico border; Sonja Begemann of Farm Journal talks about the new modes of action for rice, corn and soybean farmers from FMC; and Tom Snipes discusses PlantResponse.


President Trump is set to visit the U.S.-Mexico border. James Johnson farms along the border in New Mexico. He shares some of the problems he’s faced with illegal immigrants crossing and how he compares a border wall or fence to fencing in cattle. He comments on whether a state of emergency is necessary and what farmers and ranchers along the border think of a wall.

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Dan B
INDEPENDENCE, MO
1/15/2019 04:49 PM
 

  JJ is a good guy. Thank you, sir. What the country needs right now is for the government to work for everybody. That is, if the president or the Senate can make do with the measly $1.6 billion passed for border security (Senate was in unanimous agreement). To honor JJ, the first $100 mil or so should be spent to upgrade the 14 miles on his part of the border. I'm for this. Let those who promote walls and barriers come up with a detail of what and where to install. This debate should be in Congress along with a decision how to fund the ultimate plan and what parts have greatest urgency. Anybody yet seen such a proposal yet? Why not? Those parts without walls and barriers have been that way since...forever. Get an agreement from Congress to fast track discussion on the best design as soon as the proposal is available.

 
 
Clifford Tollini
Onaway, MI
1/12/2019 05:36 AM
 

  A country without a secure boarder ceases to be a country. Call your representatives and demand full funding for for boarder security that includes a wall.

 
 
Mark Gernand
Johns Island, SC
1/12/2019 06:24 AM
 

  Dear Joanne, I am proud to be a right wing nut case. My ancestors were here before the revolutionary war. Fought in the civil war and many other conflicts like WW1 and WW2 to support this country. I am veteran myself. Every year farm land is confiscated by urban and city dwellers to build more houses and roads. So what is the big deal? There are just as many and more ranchers along the border that would gladly lease land to the government if the damage was stopped to their fences, their livestock watering stations, and they could work their property without fear of being shot at.

 
 

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