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Posted on 05/03/2008 1:22:46 AM PDT by lysie
Welcome to the weekend thread.
Good Morning. It’s still raining.
What will this mean for Brown?
Sheesh! South Dakota got 1 foot of snow.
Good morning everybody, Happy Weekend. We will be returning home today so will check in as able.
Not much planted yet then?
all the seed is still in the bag. We have one customer who has about 200 A planted, but that's it. It has just been too soggy to do anything.
Our guys got one day of spraying between downpours. Seed availablity is going to be a huge issue if we need to switch out for shorter season varieties.
Take care pb.
Nobody but farmers know the risks that come from every direction whether it be weather, bugs, disease etc.
While I don’t support the moochers of government farm payments, there are most often very legitimate reasons we should support farmers in their highly risky businesses. These difficulties like weather often effect entire regions where hundreds of thousands are legitimately struggling to make ends meet. And sometimes not succeeding.
Meanwhile fuel prices, repairs, implements, fertilizer, chemicals, seed prices, crop insurance...all go up.
I have little patience for some on this forum who think that every government farm bill is automatically bad and corrupt.
Hi you 2. The word from my FIL is that the corn IS planted in IL on the family farms, and is BEING planted on the ones in IN.
Jemian, how's your head these days...?
DTN reported last FridayHouse and Senate farm-bill negotiators agreed to a budget framework that could lead to completion of the farm bill within the next two weeks. The bill will spend about $607 billion over 10 years, of which more than $400 billion will go toward nutrition programs.
Minor cuts in direct payments are expected, but it has not been defined how those cuts will be implemented or who they will affect.
Did you realize that this level of agricultural spending is still only one percent of the total U.S. government budget? Is investing one percent of the total U.S. budget justified in keeping the safest and most stable food supply in the world?
Look at these statistics:
$251.4 billion was earmarked directly for entitlement programs - that is 57.7 percent of the total $435.2 billion authorized spending level.
$17.079 billion was earmarked for conservation of our natural resources in the U.S. - this amounts to 23 percent of the total.
Worth mentioning is that $1.323 billion was to be spent on Research for Future Agriculture and Food Systems, Organic Agriculture and Youth Organizations - amounting to 1.8 percent of the total
Only $1.144 billion will be spent on trade programs including Food for Progress and International Food for Education - accounting for 1.6 percent of the total.
This leaves 15.9 percent to spend directly on agricultural commodity programs and the like.
Governments in post-World War II Europe experienced what famine and starvation was all about. Since that time they have built national food security programs that virtually guarantee their citizens never will run out of staple food commodities again.
Consequently the European Union (EU) is the U.S.'s most formidable competitor in world agricultural trade. That is why the EU is out-spending the U.S. $87 to $1 on exporting its surplus agricultural commodities. During a year's time, EU countries spend $277 per acre while the U.S. spends only $48 per acre on its domestic agricultural spending. (Tim Semler Bottineau Co. Extension agent)
An important reminder about what's at stake. I have long supported lowering the Caps on farm payments. My Senator, Chuck Grassley, worked hard to get the Caps lowered when he was Budget Chair, but the Southern States have the upper hand, and have been able to maintain the existing Caps.
Good morning. A warm start here. 73 already. Ewwww. Hubby is in IN right now and heading for some town in Iowa tomorrow.
Good morning. I have the highest respect and admiration for farmers, and so do my sons, who worked summers on a truck farm.
My husband told them that future jobs that they ever had would seem easier compared to those summers working on the farm.
One of my sons wrote a paper on the economics of farming during his pursuit of an MBA degree. (He got an A..!!)
Right about Obama Weekly Standard
The Netroots VS the Dem president candidate The Atlantic
O, No: Winfrey a no-show Politico
Throw the Bums out IBD on UK elections
Hope your tooth is better, kassie. We’re going to stay a little cool here today, especially if it remains cloudy.
Yes, ‘tis a bit muggy this morning, but still a nice morning. We enjoyed Johnson Space Center yesterday.
My face is still swollen, but doesn’t hurt quite so much.
Roomey’s favorite breakfast, bacon, eggs on pancakes and a bowl of grits. I’ll take the bacon and eggs. yummy.
Good Morning Everyone. It’s beautiful in central Texas this morning.
Rav, did you buy a push mower?
Again? WOW this global warming is something!
Our farmers planted their’s about 4 March, the weather was perfect. A lot of farmers planted soy beans where last year was corn.
A wholesome and welcome bit of good news: Urban agriculture planting its seed in Waterbury
And another on the "immorality" of hurting plants: The Silent Scream of the Asparagus
Well, ignore any screams you may hear from coming from NC....My mission today is to KILL weeds.
Thanks for the links, Molly.
I am at work - gettingtired of working 6 days aweel when :I should be doing other things....
I've been up since 5:00 am - couldn't sleep any more.
Oh get better soon....
Hey lysie - how’s it going in NY? Weather here is geting warmer....
Good morning All. Reading all the farm news, my newspaper says many of the citrus/avocado farmers locally are chopping down trees. Water is getting scarce and too expensive. My piece of paradise is really a desert, you know. W/o water, we will begin to look like it.
That is too bad - does that mean more imports on those fruits? that would be too bad...
That’s so strange, I thought it was sinuses too. Mine is swollen and hurts up by my eye.
How is your tooth?
Mmmmmm, bacon, eggs and pancakes... yum!
This looks sooooooo good.
Possibly. Perhaps from Mexico. We get a lot of our fruits/veggies from Mex now.
I need to have a root canal done.
Folds, I am getting worried about the elections, Obamo is a radical left wing nut (hope someone comes up his voting past in Ill) And, Hill-O-ree, we already know about her, ‘the truth ain't in her’.
I have said it before and I will tell it again, something my daddy told me when I was a wee little boy. He said, ‘son, when you grow up there are three things you must NEVER do, NEVER stay in a motel with ‘vacancy’ painted on the side wall, Never buy a used car from a salesman named ‘Gig Hearted Eddie’’ and ‘never, vever trust a Democrat’. Smart man he was, such wisdom.
You know, days like this just makes me sit back and be sad, I get to missing my wife (as I do all the time anyhow)
day dream of days when I was young, relive my career in law enforcement, listen to nothing but sad, lonely songs,
gulp coffee like there will be no tomorrow and yet, be so thankful for my family.
WITH OUT SAYING, being proud of having friends such as each of you, just like my next door neighbor, coffee drinking friends.
So much for crying in my coffee, think I will go and gather some eggs, got two dozen yesterday, not bad for a days work by the gals.
All have a happy, good day, and just remember, your family is so important to you so please tell them and show them, one never knows when something will happen.
(sigh) me too.
Know what is good with the eggs? Fatback, bad for the heart and all other parts of the body but what taste.
Your daddy was a smart man.
Your hens are on a roll - my goodness 2 dozen eggs in one day. They must be exhausted.
I am watering today. Everything is dried out. It’s been so breezy lately and we’ve had no measurable precipitation for several days now.
Tell you what, slip up on the weeds from the back, they won’t be looking for you and ‘WHACK’, success!
I had a VERY active rooster two years ago.....
In theory nothing as these were local elections but it is an indication that the coutry is not happy with the government and Brown in particular.
I think that the Labour Party will replace him sooner than later so it looks as if we are set for a thrid Prime Minister in less than a year. This time though I wonder if they will go to the country I have my doubts as at present I do not think the Labour Party would be re-elected even if people are not that keen on Cameron I think he and his party would be preferred over the current bunch.
Lovely church and gorgeous tree.
Thanks in advance...
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