Contributions of the American Farmer

The other day, I was thinking of the contributions of the American farmer. Not only does the farmer work hard to give back to America, but by this tape, one can see the global impact of the American farmer. In fact, when I viewed this video, my opinion was changed. Previously, I’d thought the American farmer worked so that I could have more corn  and tomatoes in the summer, lettuce and soybeans. This video extended my view:

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6 thoughts on “Contributions of the American Farmer

  1. Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
    Here is a post from a new blog that promises to be interesting. The video is basically a collection of impressive information designed to make the American farmer look good (and, of course, a certain corporation engaged in the business of agriculture). What I think is worth noting is the productive power of an American business sector that our people and our government still does not hate. In time I fear that will change. Truth be told agriculture sector is one of the biggest polluters, but the Obama administration still has its hands full destroying the energy sector.

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    1. I was kind of thinking the same thing. The American farmer is very prodigious. It has to do with technology, work ethic, but also enormous government subsidies. I’m sure the education system would be just as swell if it got some of that yummy backing.
      Anyway, the video was cool and snappy.

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  2. Thank you for the reblog.

    Why I will readily admit the agricultural sector receives subsidies, I do not approve of them. In the long run, government manipulation usually saps the overall economy more than it helps. What the agricultural sector is getting right now is largely benign neglect.

    The education sector, on the other hand, is in fact getting lots of yummy backing. In fact, our government owns and operates most of it. Why? That’s something you might want to think about.

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  3. Thanks for this post. We are American farmers and usually the feedback we get from those who have no idea what is involved in raising a crop to harvest, nor the massive expense. They think we are living the life of riley on the farm subsidies. It isn’t true of small family farmers. Plus if you want to talk about nationalizing an industry the Dept. of Ag has done a bang up job of that but if you don’t follow their rules, and participate in all the required programs for your specific area of farming, you have no chance of marketing your crop. Most farmers wish government would go away, take their string laden subsidies with them and let the free market work……

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    1. The regulations that strangle the farmer have been non-farmer-friendly, to put it nicely. And like you say, the expense, the sheer expense. I liken it to children (but faming is NOT a children’s industry) who want to have a lemonade stand. To have the stand LEGALLY, they’d have to spend so much money on permits (about $250) and what 6 year old who just wants to put a lemonade stand on the corner, has $250? His Mom and Dad might be willing to help out, but not to the tune of that amount. Good old American entrepreneurship:(

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