posted on May, 4 2011 @ 04:41 PM
Originally posted by Witness2008Do you keep track of the legislative moves...specifically those pushed by agribusiness?
You know I do track it to a certain extent but I am pretty small and run under the radar so to speak as far as most regulations and legislation goes.
I suppose I should care more but I have yet to have anything really affect me or my small operation negatively. About the only rule I regularly
flaunt is the selling of raw milk to consumers. I have some people who just want it as nature intended (as we drink it here at my house and what I
grew up on) so I always make sure to tell them it’s for animal use only and a wink.
Now in the fall I am picking up 100 acres fresh out of CRP – I intend to put more organic soy in come spring 2012. Last year I got 18.54 a bushel.
I will be making a large investment in equipment and land if I succeed I will make the big time (for me I guess that means actually making money
rather than breaking even...) but still according to many 100 acres is chump change.
As a retired military officer I just want something to pass on to my daughter that is tangible. I come from a family of humble beginnings – the
first to even graduate high school let alone get a degree or be a professional at anything.
She seems to love the land as I do – who knows what she’ll want as she gets older. All I know is there is a place for her to put a house close
but not too close and honest labor for her and a spouse that many would envy. Besides I need someone to take care of me in old age.
Originally posted by Mikemp44Cairo is a dead town, the people need a revival to improve their quality and outlook in life. Building a
new town higher up would have done loads to accomplish this.
Indeed why rebuild it in the bottom – the place is dead as are 90% of all these little towns all over the Midwest. The town nearest me one can buy
a 3 BR house in fairly decent shape for 30K or less. I have thought about buying them up; however, there is nowhere to work within 50-100 miles so
they are not worth buying even for the rental income – who is going to rent them even for 300.00 a month?
Originally posted by Mikemp44Also I saw the other guys response to your post in the other thread. Thought I would throw some numbers at
him to see if he still thinks it was worth it.
I hate when people play the race card as a last resort, its nothing but a shining example of their inability to argue their point and accept they
might be wrong. Sigh...
Yeah, I bet he knows as much about agriculture as he does about race relations….
Anyway thanks for the support and for the record it has already started – let
the legal carnage begin
edit on 4/5/2011 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)