joey d

Blue Springs, MO

#205 Apr 4, 2011
forumpolice wrote:
First of all I would like to say thank you to MOST farmers. Most are hardworking, good people. The problem I have is this, I get sick and tired of hearing how broke they are and then the next thing you know they buying a half million dollar combine. How about the 50,000 pickup your driving right after a flood hits and the great ol' U.S. government jumps in and saves the day. Lets think about this for a second. What if I purchased some land in a flood plain, knowing it floods at least 2-3 times a year then I build a business there. Would the government come bail me out each time? Im starting to like the sound of this.
I was a farmer before I retired. If you are tired about farmers dont listen you idiot.
Just Saying-----

Chillicothe, MO

#206 Apr 10, 2011
USDA monies pay for Food Stamps, and how many take those handouts.
shrimpeater

De Soto, KS

#207 Apr 12, 2011
Seen on the news last night,a farmer was saying he uses 500 gal. of fuel a day, and it was going to cost him $50,000 more this year to put his crops in.

Since: May 10

Chillicothe, MO

#208 Apr 12, 2011
Livestock farmers are going to feel the pinch of high corn prices too. And the fuel prices are bad for everyone, except for the petroleum companies that make record profits from this hysteria.
Buy stock

Chillicothe, MO

#209 Apr 12, 2011
Chilli Mom wrote:
Livestock farmers are going to feel the pinch of high corn prices too. And the fuel prices are bad for everyone, except for the petroleum companies that make record profits from this hysteria.
Oil stocks are publicly traded, if you can't beat em join em and get yourself some of the record profits.
shrimpeater

De Soto, KS

#210 Apr 12, 2011
Yes oil stock is publicly trade, when some one profits some one loses.

Since: May 11

United States

#212 May 13, 2011
Just so u no billy christison is not prevent plantn anylonger he has partnered w a good young farmer that doesn't believe in scaming the gov't .the lad has already got an excellent stand of corn and is trying to make a name for hisself as th farmer to make cocklebur corner look like the excellent farm that it is

Since: May 11

United States

#214 May 13, 2011
No

Since: May 11

United States

#215 May 13, 2011
Did u?

Since: May 11

United States

#217 May 13, 2011
No im a mends candidate graduated magna cumme laud from washington u

Since: May 11

United States

#218 May 13, 2011
So b and e the lad says he would like to rent more land in the river bottom do you know of some?

Since: May 11

United States

#221 May 15, 2011
I really don't understand y it is u r so critical and then u don't take somethings so serious u must b a guy who has no ambition
welfare for the rich

United States

#222 May 16, 2011
subsidy = welfare for the rich... if things are so tough then why are they all living in nice homes, and driving new vehicles? and set in coffee shops most of the morning and have no sense of parking.. where ever the truck stops is where they leave it. even on the subsidy website it shows a combine dumping money in the back of tractor trailer grain trucks.
lobo

Farmington, AR

#223 May 16, 2011
I thorrally agree. Cut off all dem subsidies to farmers, cut off there tax brakes. If they dont have them big trakturs and truks thay can hires us po foks to go owt an kut weeds with hoes. Sekund thot, better leeve the hoes home or we wont git no work dun. wont be no mor food stamps, so the farmer can give us sum korn to grind wit a rock.
Otto Frederick Rowheddar

Columbia, MO

#224 May 16, 2011
welfare for the rich wrote:
subsidy = welfare for the rich... if things are so tough then why are they all living in nice homes, and driving new vehicles? and set in coffee shops most of the morning and have no sense of parking.. where ever the truck stops is where they leave it. even on the subsidy website it shows a combine dumping money in the back of tractor trailer grain trucks.
Those that you talk about...are up to their eyeballs in debt. Many put that equipment on credit...just to have the social status. There are many famers who deserve the subsidies..those that are getting by with the tractors and the trucks their dad or grand dad bought....I agree..it is hard to side with farmers when you see them driving a 300,000 dollar combine. But that isn't the full sample size.
dirt monkey

United States

#225 Jun 2, 2011
I can not believe that someone posted that "Subsidies keep the food cheap" lmao That means we are paying to keep it cheap, and then paying again to buy it? How in the hell does that make it cheaper if you have to pay twice?
lobo

United States

#226 Jun 2, 2011
Food as a percentage of disposable income is one of the lowest in the world. Instead of the 15 odd percent shown, it is probably closer to an true actual 20%+. It is the same for railroads, oil producers, manufacturing. Our oversized federal governmnet is trying to control business and doing a poor job of it. Farmers are not the culprit. They are only taking what is offered.
stipid

Chicago, IL

#227 Jun 2, 2011
Why buy all that farm equipment when you get CRP payment. With no equipment and then rent out remainder of the farm to somebody with equipment. With sky high corn prices, rent out on shares!

You can make money using two tools--a pen to sign the paper work, thrill loan youva pen for free and the under used brain!

That is the epitome of using other peoples money to make your money.
Fastball

United States

#228 Feb 9, 2013
Iwmfu wrote:
Anyone remember Pat Mouse? I hauled hay for him when I was a kid. He was at least 150 yrs old and would only let me drive the tractor while he bucked the bales. When off loading he'd use a pitch fork to get the last of the bales over his head and into the top of the barn.
Glad I met him
.

Pat mouse was a heck of a guy and a lot more knowledgable about things you would have never guessed he would even know anything about! As a kid I would go to his house just to hang out with him and listen to him talk about his home state of West Virginia and other subjects that might come up! RIP Patrick, your missed by many!
Bitchy People

Callao, MO

#229 Feb 12, 2013
It seems that everyone on this thread is only familiar with farmers as they've known them for the past 10-15 years. What about the hardships they faced in the 80's and before? When many family farms were lost when the bubble burst. All people see is snowbirds with fat pockets now but ignores the struggle it took for them to EARN what they have. This is a typical liberal "I don't have everything I want so I'm going to blame the successful people" thread.

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