Skip to comments.Obama Plan Could Attack Farmers
Posted on 03/11/2010 5:52:09 PM PST by raptor22
The next time you're at a grocery store, let the cashier ring up the sale. Then try to bargain for a better deal. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? After all, just a handful of retailers sell more than half of all the groceries in the United States, and an individual shopper has very little power to negotiate.
That same imbalance of power is a real problem for farmers and ranchers in the United States. Farmers are proud of their independence, but having millions of growers bartering separately puts them at a real disadvantage in the marketplace. That is why they banded together to form farmer-owned cooperatives.
The premise of a cooperative is simple: It is a democratically controlled business that is operated to benefit those who use its services. Farmer cooperatives were first organized in the United States in the early 1800s and really flourished later in the 19th century as a response to the lack of competitive markets for farmers. Too often merchants took advantage of farmers, and cooperatives offered them an alternative place to buy inputs and sell the production from their farms.
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Is there ANYTHING good the Obama plan does not attack?
Famine, the Marxists cheapest weapon.
Boy, this guy just can’t stop p!ssing people off, can he?
‘Control the oil, you control nations, control the food and you control the people.’ Henry Kissinger 1970
If Mugabe can do it so can bambi.
But... but... aren’t farmers’ cooperatives a lot like unions?
When we join Europe in Socialism Famine will become a reality all too soon, starting in the third world and moving to Europe and then North America as the Breadbasket of the world becomes a would-be net importer of food, would-be because there won’t be any to import.
In our lifetime we are watching America torn down one block at a time. And here we sit and watch like arm chair quarterbacks.
Some of us are doing what we can. We don’t all advertise it.
UH...speak for yourself.....believe me....I’m doing things!
1. Some farmers are a long way from mom and pop operations, they are huge businesses
2. Somebody has a vested interest for the justice department to suddenly take note of an 88 year old law
3. Unions seem to have a collective bargaining right as well, how about shutting them down?
4. Nothing escapes the obozos, this is a targeted, studied and ruthless destruction of the fabric of the U.S.
“Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues...”
US DOJ.gov - Justice.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | February 23, 2010 | n/a
CO-OP’s sound like a communist collective. Someone
explain how a CO-OP is different, please.