Dear John & the
I was raised on a family farm (currently operated by my brother and sisters families). I am an Ag-Ed teacher in
I have a couple of comments. First I think there is plenty of problems with food production in the world, yes we need more education around the world on how to farm and what to grow etc…I am concerned about people and government, talking about bashing the ethanol production and the acres that go to producing corn for the ethanol industry. When we (the world) needs to keep finding ways to replace fusel fuels, rather than going backward in time. With the rising prices of cotton, (your show is saying that those prices are going higher and that many farmers are going to plant more acres to cotton). Now I have a problem with that, when most people at least in
As the population continues to grow out of control, we must look at the big picture. For instance if more than one of the main food production continents have a drought or other nature disasters, we need to look at producing food for people not just corn and cotton. If the supply is a tight as your show says. We need to be planting grain that can be directly eaten by people. Isn’t corn mainly used to animals for food production, and then the meat consumed by people. IN
I must look at Washington and the people that we send there to work. Somehow we have to get them to look at the big picture as a whole group of people and not as individuals that are only concerned with the next election and their personal status.
I have said for 35 years that”
Education is the key to success. But decreasing spending on Ag-Ed is a plan to fail. Benjamin Franklin said it best “To fail to plan, is to plan to fail”.
I am teaching my students (agriculture’s future farmers) to take care of their own families first and their own operation. It is the only sound advice that I have for them at this time. That would include raising their own fuels and growing their own food (gardens), keeping their own seeds for grain production. The American farmer is going to have to put themselves first and foremost. The American farmer has to survive in order to help feeding the world. Most of my students are wheat and beef producers.
Example: of Food Security: if Egypt stops the crude oil from moving around the world, how is the American Farmer going to the plant the seeds to produce the food that they rest of the world needs to eat?
Has anyone thought about: What is
Thank you for your time.
PS I think your show should be required for the people in