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To: andyk

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland have been leased for oil and gas drilling, a far more profitable enterprise than farming: no expensive machinery to buy, no weather that can wipe out a crop right before harvest, no labor issues.

Better start learning how to grow your own, urban dwellers.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 2:10:36 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
The footprint of a drilling rig is minuscule.....like a postage stamp on a football field.

And as a side issue...millionaires are being created at a rate of 2000 a year in North Dakota....mainly oil/gas royalties, pipeline access royalties and a few entrepreneurs.

9 posted on 02/23/2013 3:22:02 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: txrefugee

Oil/Gas leases refer to exploration and drilling. The surface is still farmed/ranched. An oil derrick doesn’t take much space.


12 posted on 02/23/2013 5:03:43 PM PST by Kanzan
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