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db4600

10-12-2018 03:17:29




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From Asparagus to Zucchini they put it on our tables and fill our bellies. I know that the YTers understand the effort. I wish more of society did.




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oldtanker

10-13-2018 21:49:48




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
And if his parents had not bought food from US farmers the US farmer would have failed long ago.

Farmers can complain all they want but with no one to buy what they produce where would they be?
Lets say a new foreign food source shows up and hit stores near you dropping demand for US grown foods to near zero? What happens then? So the farmer is no more important than the person buying his products. Without customers you fail.

And while the above hasn't happened you are seeing a large number of people who no longer buy anything on the shelf. People are reading labels and are saying "I'm not eating that or feeding it to my kids". Kinda funny to stop that a convenience store between 6:30 and 7:30. Watch the young adults buying snacks to take to the job site. Lot of them are actually reading the label. One of the big things they are looking for are the words "GMO FREE". And no, in my area I'm not talking people with suit and tie professional level jobs. Most of the ones you see are young farm/construction workers.

And then you can find reports of billions of bushels of corn and beans still in the bins from last year. And then see thousands of acres of corn and beans yet to be harvested here. So where is the point of respect? I respect a farmer who tries something different. But the guy still doing the corn bean rotation all the while crying for a bailout? How am I supposed to respect that?

Rick

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oldtanker

10-13-2018 17:47:46




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
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LOL I could be kind to him? He's the one who was calling names and being unkind!

Just how am I talking out both sides of my mouth? Just stating the truth. Ain't anyone out there who deserves special thanks for doing their job. Shouldn't get government subsidies either unless EVERYONE gets em. I don't need thanks. I did what I signed on to do. In fact when someone approaches me and thanks me I actually feel embarrassed. They gave me tanks to play with and a paycheck! That was thanks enough. The government makes a contract with each person who joins the military. Serve honorably and you are entitled to certain things. And yes, entitled. We earned it by fulfilling our part of the contract we signed. The promised those who stayed long enough retirement and that they would take care of at least service connected health issues (everyone is supposed to get that too with that honorable discharge).
No people can't survive without food. But the modern farmer can't produce without chemicals, fuel, seed, machinery and repair parts. They have no market if there is no means to transport stuff to the consumer. Heck the only reason you can own land and have the freedom to farm if you wish is because of the soldier. It a wide circle. No one person or group is any better or any less necessary than the other......except politicians....those are worthless.

Rick

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Clarence Slydell

10-13-2018 15:48:06




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
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Agree 100%. I'm not a farmer but I grew up on a farm and have worked on several farms over my first 25 years. For the past 32 years I have worked construction, operated equipment and am currently a self-employed mechanic. As you say, pretty much every job is essential and one is not any more important than any other job in most cases.



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Indiana Ken

10-13-2018 04:50:17




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
The various responses to this post reminds me of an old joke. I will summarize it: The various organs of the body were arguing which one was the most important, of course the brain said I am the most important because I can think. The heart said, I am the most important because I pump the blood. The stomach said without me you could not eat any food, I am the most important. Finally the bung hole said, I am the most important and I will prove it. I will remain shut, until everyone agrees.

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John in La

10-13-2018 04:19:09




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Boy some of you guys sure take things the wrong way and try to put your spin on it when someone does not wholeheartedly agree with you.


I did not read one post that said farmers are not important.
We all agree that having farmers sure makes our life easier.

What we are saying is farmers is just one piece of the puzzle.
To think a farmer is any better (or worse) than a truck driver; warehouse worker; equipment builder or mechanic; chemist; and the list goes on is just arrogant and delusional.

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centash

10-12-2018 19:37:34




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
You need to listen to this.....

"And on the eigth day....." by Paul Harvey.

Ben



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scott mcintosh

10-12-2018 19:35:05




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Boy Oldtanker you like to talk out both sides of your mouth.Did the drill sarg. make you forage for food before your hike.The man just posted his thanks you could at least be kind to him.We thank our vets every day so why are so hot.If you think you can get by not eating I would like to know how that works out.The son of vet.Scott



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oldtanker

10-12-2018 19:03:54




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
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Really doesn't matter what there was before. What matters is what effects our day to day lives now.

Listen to some of these guys on here. They needed to be living in the USSR under Stalin. Thinking that people should be grateful that they provide foods that are not necessarily the healthiest for us and if you question that you are an idiot and should be forced to eat what they want to raise. With absolutely no regard to food safety. I try to stay out of the GMO issues but corn? Cor is one of the tings we should not eat very much of. And there have been many studies that back that statement up. Now you are seeing a lot of stuff about soybeans not being very good for you either. And what do these guys plant? Corn and beans. Other studies say that grass fed beef, free range animals and such are healthier too. And these guys get mad because people are choosing not to eat their feed lot animals.
OK I'll go along, thanks farmers for fatty meats, grains that are not good for us and ethanol in our gas tanks not to mention the poisons and chemicals that you sling around like mad. Should I continue? And this is how the general population sees you. Not as a good guy who works hard but as a profit driven business that will forsake everything for a profit.

Now ya happy? And no, that's not how I see most farmers. But it's how the general population sees you. OH i forgot the abused animals too. They see you as animal abusers.

Rick

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Determined

10-12-2018 18:28:30




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Long before there were truckers and fuel companies there were farmers, farms, food and a future and no not the same results.



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oldtanker

10-12-2018 17:54:59




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
For another

no consumer

no farmers

no farms

no future

No one group is more important than the next.

Rick



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oldtanker

10-12-2018 17:53:13




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OK but

No truckers
no fuel

no farmers

no farms

no food
no future

same results.........

Rick



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Bruce from Can.

10-12-2018 17:17:24




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Without farmers to go crops in the fields, grass would start to go in the streets of the city. Regardless what Traditional Farmer, and oldtanker want to tell you different. No Farmers No farms No food No future! You figure it out differently, I be glad to come by and watch you make it work. Bruce



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Traditional Farmer

10-13-2018 03:17:52




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With no power plant workers you'd be in the dark,with no pipe fitters you'd have no water,with no welders how would they build your farm equipment,with no heart surgeons or medical researchers a lot of people would be dead that are walking around right now the list is endless.Are farmers important? Sure they are but no more important than any other segment of today's society.Plus for many important critical jobs now there is a shortage of qualified people on the other hand I have yet to hear of any farm that when the farmer that was running it left or died it was left idle because of no farmer to take over.Just the opposite other farmers or would be farmers are scraping to get a hold of the piece of land usually.

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Bruce from Can.

10-13-2018 03:36:14




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-13-2018 03:17:52  
Afraid that , as often times happens , once again you are just proving your self to be a ignorant individual. There were people farming long before power plants, heart surgeons, etc. People farmed in the times of the Pharos in ancient Egypt. The North American Indians farmed grew corn , squash and pumpkins, to name a few things. You seem to have a deep seated hatred for modern farming, and the people that work the land in general if they donít live by your standards. So you go on being a disgruntled and frustrated person, that sees no good in others, and the rest of the world will continue to disregard your comments as what they are, arguments from a man that likes to argue. Nothing more. Have a nice day, hope you can find something or someone to argue with or about today.

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Traditional Farmer

10-13-2018 03:55:53




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Bruce from Can., 10-13-2018 03:36:14  
Stick to farming you'd flunk psychology.I admire people that work hard for a living but I don't think just because I farm that I'm some sort of victim that society in general is taking advantage of and I admire other people that work hard and contribute to society.As a farmer I see plenty of people that work at harder and more dirty jobs every day and many people that have more stressful jobs than I do farming.Many farmers really need to get off the feeling that they are victims and quit feeling sorry for themselves.

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Commercial Farmer

10-13-2018 05:12:35




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-13-2018 03:55:53  
Seriously doubt youíd have the management skills to succeed in my sector of ag. Dairy.



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Traditional Farmer

10-13-2018 05:33:44




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Commercial Farmer, 10-13-2018 05:12:35  
Yea I've only done small management jobs like a concrete block plant making several million block a year with 10 employees working for me with no gov't handouts either.BTW at the rate I see dairy farms selling out looks like a lot of them could stand a little better management too.



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Commercial Farmer

10-13-2018 08:46:12




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-13-2018 05:33:44  
Still curious as to the type of your operation?

Crickets.



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oldtanker

10-12-2018 14:46:43




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Look guys don't get me wrong. I respect most farmers......except ones who talk trash like they are a bad man while hiding behind a computer screen.

I just don't see the need for a special day for farmers. We have labor day when we should be thinking each for the labor they put into a job.

Rick



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oldtanker

10-12-2018 14:16:18




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Armies use to forage to feed themselves......try reading a little history once in a while. You ain't making yer self a hero....zero.

yup use yer new name SVobomazero

Like i say tuff guy.....you can say anything you like while hiding behind a computer screen......and you start the lib name calling yet again......

And if you are working for .50 cents an hour you'd quit and don't lie about it. So i have to question not only your courage but also your integrity!

Rick

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db4600

10-12-2018 15:52:19




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to oldtanker, 10-12-2018 14:16:18  
I donít know if that last is directed at me. Hereís the deal. This is a tractor/ farm related forum that happens to be on the inter web. Iím actually behind a smartphone so you got a clear shot at my nose. I donít need a forum to tip my hat to the farmer on farmer day, but I chose this alley because I enjoy the rhetoric here more than a lot of other places. You and I are not that far apart and probably have much in common. The irony of it is that itís also National Freethought Day, National Savings Day, National Vermont Day, and National Gumbo Day. I failed to mention those as they werenít as pertinent to the forum.

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john achmann

10-12-2018 16:02:46




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 15:52:19  
Wow G! You ruffled less feathers when I wanted to push you off the roof! Think someone needs a timeout!



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db4600

10-12-2018 17:23:02




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I felt better when I landed on my head!



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db4600

10-12-2018 11:40:50




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  

There is a lot of good banter here. Coming from a farm family of 8 who have all gone into other fields for their career I get to here of tribulation in all facets. Being in the non farm workforce the past 35 years also has made me aware that to be successful you must lace your work boots everyday. There are pros and cons, pluses and minuses to every dollar earned out there. I am thankful for the Farmer because yesterday was national sausage pizza day and I kinda like sausage pizza. So yesterday I raised a glass to those that made the parts to make the oven, transport the parts, product, and commodity to make that pizza and the chefs of this world. Today I thank the farmer for his part in that sausage pizza!.....and for filling my raised glass. I also said thanks to the guy that makes Tums.

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centash

10-12-2018 16:49:57




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 11:40:50  
To add to JFKs quote...." A farmer is the only person who works full time to feed someone else's family and then takes an off farm job to feed his"

Not sure who said it but for some, it is so.
Ben



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sourgum

10-12-2018 09:05:26




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Thank you farmers, everyone has their day, today is -Nat Farmers Day. You buy ag chemicals and know how to apply them which supports chemical companies, you buy fertilizer which supports fertilizer companies, you buy tractors /combines when markets are up enough to afford them and support machinery makers, you buy pick ups when you can afford them which supports truck makers, you buy repair parts which supports machinery makers, you pay prop taxes which pays for goad roads & supports county workers to maintain them, you buy expensive seeds which supports seed companies. Your money allows these companies you support to pay their workers fair wages and stay in business at a good profit level. You generally support the rural economy all over the country by your purchases to maintain the farm operation. You deal with weather challenges daily & frustrations and biology challenges with livestock that other occupations don't.Your inputs come to your operation at retail price and you sell your product at wholesale price.
Thank you, Mr & Mrs Farmer for all you do every day.

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oldtanker

10-12-2018 08:28:37




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Thing of it is for the American farmer you made that choice. You did not have the government telling you you had to farm. You could have gone to school to do anything you were capable of learning. Some people choose to be cops, others doctors....This is America. There are no bars imposed by the government designed to keep you in your place. Most farmers grew up on the farm. Most knew going in that there were going to be long days. So what are you complaining about? Ain't like the kid who got lied to by a recruiter! The one who thought they were going to work 8 to 5. Kinda a shock when that nasty old SGT wakes em up and 5AM and takes em for a little 4 or 5 mile run. Then makes em work to End Of Mission, often 5 or 6 PM and later. I couldn't cry because I knew what I was getting into. But kids who had never been near the military?

The whole thing here is that we need to appreciate everyone. Ain't no one special.

Rick

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Commercial Farmer

10-12-2018 13:19:06




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to oldtanker, 10-12-2018 08:28:37  
Gee, everyone gets a trophy. The new norm...



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SVcummins

10-12-2018 11:12:07




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to oldtanker, 10-12-2018 08:28:37  
And now Iím paying your retirement with my taxes for you to sit and play on the web all day . Well when your not foraging for nuts and berries anyway



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SVcummins

10-12-2018 10:47:26




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Where do you think your food comes from ? Not one army guy could do a thing without food and you couldnít run your Mouth without food . Oh thatís right your a hunter gatherer who never ever buys any food smdh . And ya wanna know the suffer between your pansy a$$ army job and a farmer you got paid more than 50 cents an hour to do it



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Traditional Farmer

10-13-2018 04:28:49




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to SVcummins, 10-12-2018 10:47:26  
Where do you think you'd be without those people in the military that put their LIFE on the line protecting all of us every day?



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Determined

10-12-2018 07:39:11




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Guess we all look at things a little differently.

From the list above how many people in those occupations face things like;

-Your only going to get paid half of what you did last year because of the weather or because the commodity market took a sudden swing downward.

-The potential income swings a farmer deals with would bankrupt most people in the other occupations.

How often does a meat cutter or cook have to worry about something out of their control like fuel, fertilizer or commodity prices biting 20-40 grand off this years income.

A cook might decide to take a day off when they feel sick or there is a storm coming through.

It makes no difference to a cow if it is -40 outside and the farmer is sick as a dog they still need to eat and the farmer is out there doing what needs to be done to properly care for them.

Most 9-5 employees go home at the end of the day and do not have to worry about much till the next morning, ask a farmer if he has ever been able to do that.

We all choose our own direction in life, some strive for bigger goals than others, the work the risks and the stress associated with each direction has different levels of rewards but by no means can one compare what a 9-5 employee does to what a business owner/farmer does.

Thank you farmers, especially for all the time you spend not getting paid to do a job.

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PAGlenn

10-12-2018 06:55:43




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
I Thank you. And my stomach thanks you.



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oldtanker

10-12-2018 06:24:14




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
OK, yea we wouldn't have food if farmers didn't grow it.

Farmers wouldn't have seed or chemicals without the workers at the seed and chemical companies.

Farmers wouldn't have fuel for their tractors without the oil field and refinery workers.

Farmers wouldn't even have those tractors without the people who gather the ore and chemicals to turn into a tractor nor the factory workers who make em.

Farmers are needed but so is everyone else. Farmers couldn't sell a crop if consumers that they constantly ridicule didn't buy food.

They don't put it on our tables. We do! We earn money and buy it therefore they get paid for it. Would be on our tables unless the trucker/train crew did haul it and the store clerk didn't stock it. Farming is their job that they chose. Sorry guys but that's just the way it is. If it were not for the truck driver/RR workers all that stuff you grow? It would sit in the fields and rot and the cities would have people dying in the streets from starvation. We are all part of society and each has our own place.

When was the last time you farmers ever sponsored a customer appreciation day?

Rick

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Commercial Farmer

10-12-2018 16:23:34




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Without farmers, there would be no need or market for those things.

Confused in NY.



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DIM

10-12-2018 10:08:02




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Name one other occpation where the seller does not get to set the price on his product



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LAA

10-12-2018 20:06:57




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to DIM, 10-12-2018 10:08:02  
Anyone selling commodities or products made with commodities is in the same boat. Oil, coal, copper, tin, iron ore, you name it, all at the mercy of the market and supply and demand just like Farmers.



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DIM

10-13-2018 04:07:42




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to LAA, 10-12-2018 20:06:57  
Some what true but If the demand is up the farmer can't say I want more money today. all other seller can.



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spanky

10-12-2018 06:08:51




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If you don't like farmers, I dare you to boycott they're products.



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Bob in SD

10-12-2018 12:48:11




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If you doesn't like teachers, boycott they two



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Crazy Horse

10-12-2018 06:46:47




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to spanky, 10-12-2018 06:08:51  
Spanky ...... I've read through all the replies so far, haven't seen anyone mentioning not liking farmers, they're just giving their opinions on a matter related to farmers.



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spanky

10-12-2018 07:53:39




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WOW sensitive.



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Traditional Farmer

10-12-2018 05:17:49




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
As a farmer coming from generations of farmers I don't see farmers as being any more important than other people that do jobs in society.Try living without people supplying electric power to your place,or doctors,or people that make diesel and gas available at stations all over the country.I can and do grow most of my own food and so could a lot of other people but no way I can supply myself with gasoline or affordable electric power.I think farmers need to quit patting themselves on the back and realize they are piece of the economic puzzle we have here and they are no more important than others that contribute.And quit feeling sorry for themselves too.

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Rollie NE PA

10-12-2018 18:02:45




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-12-2018 05:17:49  
The people that supply electric, doctors, oil well drillers and produces need on thing to be able to do their jobs and that is food. First and foremost.



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Traditional Farmer

10-13-2018 03:00:23




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Many people can grow their own food try making do without a heart surgeon when you need one.



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Rollie NE PA

10-13-2018 18:35:07




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If that heart surgeon didn't eat food grown by a farmer he wouldn't be around to perform surgery.



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huntingreen2day2

10-12-2018 17:57:56




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Like well said



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Al Baker(pumpman)

10-12-2018 05:54:53




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-12-2018 05:17:49  
Mr. T Farmer , yes farmers are a piece of a big puzzle, but how many other occupations will work long hard hours without a day off for holidays, or sick leave and do it at a loss? Then do it again? Farmers need more pats on the back than the union paid worker at the power plant. God bless the people willing to work in cold and rain and sun to raise our food and fiber. Al



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Hay hay hay

10-12-2018 15:28:29




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"God bless the people willing to work in cold and rain and sun to raise our food and fiber. Al"

Gee Al, I thought we were going to deport a great big bunch of the folks still willing to do this?

Guess I am confused. LOL



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LAA

10-12-2018 20:11:41




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Hay hay hay, 10-12-2018 15:28:29  
They should stay and take your job, all you America haters who think white boys are so lazy make me sick, why don't you deport yourself?



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Commercial Farmer

10-12-2018 07:04:26




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Al Baker(pumpman), 10-12-2018 05:54:53  
T-farmer is definitely not a dairy farmer.



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Traditional Farmer

10-12-2018 08:24:05




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Commercial Farmer, 10-12-2018 07:04:26  
So who is it forcing dairy farmers to keep doing what they are doing? Apparently there are too many of them anyway since there is a huge milk surplus.



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Commercial Farmer

10-12-2018 09:38:59




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-12-2018 08:24:05  
Still doing it because Iím generating positive cash flow and making a profit. Closing in on 40 years.

Curious, what do you raise?



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Loren in Iowa

10-12-2018 06:47:35




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Al Baker(pumpman), 10-12-2018 05:54:53  
Ouch!-Former union paid worker at a power plant.



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Traditional Farmer

10-12-2018 06:43:29




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Al Baker(pumpman), 10-12-2018 05:54:53  
I've farmed and I've worked in plants both require hard work and I have worked long hrs at both places.Personally I don't want a 'pat on the back' for doing either job.And if a person doesn't like their job and think other jobs are easier and be more suited for them then quit and that includes farming.There is always someone that will be happy to buy their farm and equipment
to keep the farming going.Many farmers seem to think they are working harder and having it rougher than anyone else is just not true.Let them try laying concrete block in 95 degree heat for 8 or 10 hrs,that air conditioned cab on their tractor will seem pretty good after that.

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Al Baker(pumpman)

10-12-2018 07:01:40




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Traditional Farmer, 10-12-2018 06:43:29  
Mr. TF, are you assuming that anyone who calls themselves a farmer has air conditioned cabs? Lots of us still eat dust n mud in sun or snow. Some of us are proud to be 5th generation and not on the hook for government welfare payments or worried at night about azz deep debt. Some farmers do have a much easier work load than others, but many still get up hours BEFORE the neighbors do to milk or feed livestock. And on Christmas eve or super bowl Sunday have to work while most ever one else is in a recliner taking it easy. To these folks I give them a thumbs up. Thank God they are willing to work extra hard so the rest of the world can benefit from it. Maybe you could TRY to follow some of these hard working folks around for a few days, then you can boast how their job is no more hard than anyone else's. Al

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Traditional Farmer

10-12-2018 08:17:30




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Al Baker(pumpman), 10-12-2018 07:01:40  
I farm just about like you described no cabs,out in all sorts of weather,but its my choice.So since its my choice I'm sure not going to be crying and whining about having to do the work and working conditions.If I decide I don't like it,I'm free to sell out and pursue something else I think I'd like better just like everyone else that farms or does any other job.



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John in La

10-12-2018 05:09:33




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Yes thank a farmer for raising the food we eat.
A meat cutter for cutting up the cow.
A illegal for picking the produce.
A truck driver for moving this food in a timely matter to my table.
The short order cook for cooking the food.
And last but not least the government for subsidizing it every step of the way.

Like everyone else a farmer is paid to do a job.



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Traditional Farmer

10-12-2018 05:20:34




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to John in La, 10-12-2018 05:09:33  
AMEN and if any farmer thinks they have it so rough and others have it so easy then they can quit farming and take up another occupation.



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Texasmark1

10-12-2018 04:16:47




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
I remember the story of the mommy that asked her daughter where her food originated. Reply: The grocery store!



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larry@stinescorner

10-12-2018 04:28:19




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to Texasmark1, 10-12-2018 04:16:47  
Went to the Allentown Pa fair. They had a nice bunch of animals ,4H.. There was a group of young girls,around 20 yrs old or so,, protesting with signs at the gate.The signs said animal cruelty,,etc.I felt compelled to go talk to them.I said,whats cruel?The buildings were actually built where it was shady,they had nice clean water,food,,and they looked great? One of the girls said,,yes,,but they kill some of those animals,,they should be able to go home and roam in an open pasture for the rest of their lives.

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Southern Ray

10-12-2018 18:12:13




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to larry@stinescorner, 10-12-2018 04:28:19  
Next time you are confronted with this ask them if they eat fruits and vegies grown in a hydroponic farm.
Those plants never taste soil.



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Texasmark1

10-12-2018 05:24:31




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to larry@stinescorner, 10-12-2018 04:28:19  
You should have and told her to go home and put an empty plate in front of her at the dinner table as veggies hav a right to live and die peacefully and all that too..............veggies have feelings. Ever rubbed your ivy and cleaned it's leaves. Notice how it thanks you and puts on new shoots.

Ask her if she every dwelled into deer herds that were over populated, what happens to them naturally....slow death of starvation....is that better than animal control via whatever means (including hunting) to keep the population vs forage in proper balance?

Don't know where this country is headed. Too many trying to doom it.

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larry@stinescorner

10-12-2018 04:15:28




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Thank you farmers!!!



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DCM

10-12-2018 07:23:03




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to larry@stinescorner, 10-12-2018 04:15:28  
Agree!



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Phil9N3667

10-12-2018 03:30:57




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 Re: Thank a Farmer in reply to db4600, 10-12-2018 03:17:29  
Amen to that!! A lot of work goes into that bag of peanuts or ear of corn you buy. Don't believe it?! Try gardening and raising your own vegetables!!



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