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Iowa Farmland Better Used as a Housing Community and Retail

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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:36 PM
My rant is this.
This one statement made my blood boil.

But is the farmland value helping to generate jobs for the state?

One economist said it's a tradeoff. These large amounts of farmland mean one less plot for the development of housing communities, manufacturing facilities and retail stores. So in essence, the farmland boom is doing very little for job creation in Iowa.

One less plot that can not be used for the development of housing,manufacturing and retail stores.
So,lets use this land that has been used to grow crops,and turn it into a parking lot and a strip mall.


How about the families using it for income and using that income to support other businesses.

How about the corn,soy beans and oats,which is common crops for that area,that wouldn't be grown cause they want to build a suburb out in the middle of nowhere.

That economist is a total idiot,in my opinion.
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posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 10:54 PM
My family owns several thousand acres of land in Iowa,been in our family for several generations.
It is all being leased to local farmers and family members.
It would not be economically feasible to commercialize this property because of the locality and the population density in the surrounding area.
It is all prime,black fertile earth perfect for growing crops.

My back up plan when SHTF.

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 11:06 PM
This kind of attitude by the CBS person has a lot to do with why we're in this mess to begin with.

People don't look at the big picture. They don't understand that one simple thing can do so much.

posted on Jan, 2 2012 @ 11:11 PM
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck

Tunnel vision.
Kind of like you live in a big city and you just go to the market to get your goods,with no thought of where it came from.
We are rapidly heading down the road to self annihilation.
I know,just a little on the extreme,but not far from it.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:33 AM
reply to post by kdog1982

They don't stop to think that you can't eat retail stores,
housing and factories.We have to be able to grow our own
food in this country.I get tired of buying produce from other


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