posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 07:28 AM
OP quote: "On the other hand, we also have to think on future generations. Do we want to create a situation, where in the future our children and
grandchildren would not be able to farm or live on a high % of land simply because the current generation tried to squeeze every single dime out of
the productive land and at the end turned it into inhabitable wasteland."
I take issue with this presentation. First off, most if not all the farmers I know take much better care of their ground than one would imagine. They
are acutely aware of possible pollution, fertilizer usage and ground water contamination. Also pesticides along with herbicide usage.
Secondly, they Do plan for future generational usage and endeavor to leave it to their family in a sustainable and useful condition, able to both
compete and provide for the future needs.
Farmers have always got the Raw end of everything, are the first feeling market influences, and the last to recover. All the time, hoping and trying
for that one successful crop to take them out of the red. And in most cases, that only comes once a decade if your lucky and the stars all align.
Lastly, farmers are the lifeblood of any nation, without them, you can guess the outcome. Their jobs last 24-7 most of the year, from before sun up
till well after dark. And their many times decried by the population at large, just as this OP has done. But they persevere on the face of all
challenges. Say what you will, your food and every other item created by agriculture doesn't magically come from the back room of your local
supermarket, they were Grown. And a lot of risk was involved in trying to produce the crop that did it.. And as easy as farmers make it for citizens,
what is their thanks? littered highways, regional blight, and pollution. You just think about that for a while......