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All the time from the 1970's until the early 1990's the grain price didn't budge.
I saw a show on TV where a guy had cut a hole in the side of a cow, and had a ring in there, so you could see what was in the stomach.
That is going too far.
High prices cure high prices, low prices cure low prices.
That is fact.
Do I feel sorry? I feel about as sorry as the beef guy buying my $1.85 corn less than 10 years ago. Would I raise beef? no! way too many things to do raising them, and every time I turn around, there is another group trying to outlaw a practice.

No one should be after anyone. Without buyers, grain is worthless. Without grain, cows look like skeletons. I rag on a local guy for even bothering with his 18 head. He went through way too much to feed them, and what did he get in the end? Just a few thousand dollars.
The key is, "go big or go home."
If you can't do that, expect to get trampled on. Last I checked, it is still dog eat dog. If I see a cattle guy with a new truck, when mine is 15 years old, I don't feel sorry. Grain is hard too.
Cattle is more work though. Why anyone does that is beyond me. there is no money in farming unless you are a BTO. That is true for livestock and grain.
What I have a problem with is that the price of beef has gone up quite a bit for the consumer in the past 30 years. only in the past 7 years has the grain market gone up.
Let's just hope that we all can get back to a point where we can afford to buy what we grow. That's the general state of the economy. Right?

Guess I am a strong back with a weak mind, because I just believe that everyone should get to make money to stay in business, bt at the same time we all know no one gets rich from honest farming.

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