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More farmers with too much time on their hands

 
 
DrewDad
 
Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 11:38 am
http://www.urlesque.com/2009/08/21/check-out-this-rice-paddy-art/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2009/08/rice_art_2009_1.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 06:24 pm
And here I thought corn mazes and crop circles were amazing.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 23 Aug, 2009 06:42 pm
whatever happened to good old fashioned cattle mutilations?
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:06 pm
Funny, perhaps, but the actual issue about American farmers, is what leeches they are.

Every year, farmers spend as much time, if not more, trying to figure out how they can job government subsidies as they do worrying about crop yield.

As for Willie Neslon's "Farm Aid," please give me a break.

There were not and are not "family farms" in America.

There may be agro-conglomerates owned by a single family, but no one in those families are driving a combine or milking cows.

Yes there are small single family farms but virtually none of them are able to farm full time, and if they could their contribution to our nation's agro demands is infintesimal.

American farmers, today, count on subsidized crop insurance and government subsidies to contribute to their annual incomes.

And the real bullsh*t is that farmers come from America's Heartland and so cannot possibly be corrupt.



Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:08 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
interesting.

wrong,

but interesting.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:15 pm
@Rockhead,
Wrong?

How so?

Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:17 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
like that there is nothing correct in it.



know many farmers, do ya?

edit:

they do count on subsidies.

so you got one right...
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:32 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Since my family owned a farm in Nebraska, and it went to my uncle when my grandfather died, I call "bullshit".


Now then, what does this have to do with rice paddies in China?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:39 pm
A large portion of my business is Crop Insurance.

I would wager that I have seen a hell of a lot more real life famer experiences that you you have, notwithstanding that your uncle is a farmer.

I have seen the experience of thousands of farmers...have you?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:42 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I grew up in, and live in farm country.

I serve dinner to farmers every night.

you are in insurance.

'nuff said.

(and I know nothing of Chinese rice farming, DD)
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:48 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

I grew up in, and live in farm country.

I serve dinner to farmers every night.

you are in insurance.

'nuff said.
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If you say so.

How many farmers to you serve dinner to each night?

It's probably far less than one percent of the farmers I insure.

But sure, your personal experience with around a hundred farmers (if that many) is more accurate than the statistics I can produce around the behavior of tens of thousands of farmers.

Wow! You're really authentic, man!
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:50 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
they speak no more highly of you and yours than you do of them.

kinda like the forest and trees thing...

(don't get me started on your profession's relationship to skunks, either)
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:52 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

know many farmers, do ya?

[/quote

Now we know Rockhead, the validity of our opinions depends on the personal familiarity we have with the subjects.

Remember your question because it will will be posed to you quite frequently.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:53 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
think what you want, and talk down to me at your own risk...

back to rice paddies.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 09:55 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

Since my family owned a farm in Nebraska, and it went to my uncle when my grandfather died, I call "bullshit".





Wow, that puts me in my place!

Your uncle has no other means of financial support than farming?
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 10:03 pm
@Rockhead,
What you or any farmer might think of the companies that keep them financially afloat is immaterial.

Clearly you don't understand the financial dynamics.

The US government is paying the lion's share of farmers' bullshit losses which means you and DrewDad are paying your share.

I am too but my annual bonus has a share of the money my company makes on Crop Insurance and so I, unlike you and the vast majority of Americans, get back some of the dollars my taxes spend on bogus farmer claims.

If you don't think farmers are jobbing the system to make money, you must have farmers that are relatives.

Oh wait, you do.

They are.


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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 10:06 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

think what you want, and talk down to me at your own risk...


Quite a bit sensitive aren't you?

I'm not talking "down" to you anymore than you are to me, and, frankly, if I were I wouldn't find it any sort of risk at all.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 25 Aug, 2009 06:38 am
Finn,

If you're so concerned about the state of farming, farmers, and the economics of farming in the US, feel free to start your own thread.
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