Yay, you know how to use Calc (the open office version of Excel), maybe Base (open office version of Access). Very impressive, my 9-year old can do the same.<quoted text>
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Farming is good, "hidden location". You know, that argument is getting old.
I know tons about IT. Live it in my machinery, with my data up-links and down-links for plotting my fertilizer applications, moisture content analysis for harvest for historical charting, and other things that you may or may not know about.
Then taking all that info that my machinery and application companies that I use, compile it into usable data utilizing Open office applications because it is "open sourced" and can be modified as necessary to achieve my end goals of a simplistic, readable, and recordable document that I can save on my solid state hard drive.
So yes, I know a bit about the IT world. But I am sure you'll come at me with something else.
It's not "Chief", it is David.
Comment no worse than yours. I just choose different analogizes.
You don't know enough, otherwise you wouldn't be saying half the things you do.
The elected people gave farmers tools to help grow their farms so we could better feed and serve the world. If the govt offers it, then who am I not to partake of it.
Do you take tax deductions and write offs for your business? You don't think that's taking a "hand out"? But I am sure you'll spin that into saying it's different. But I am ok with that. That is just how you are.
And again with the free market thing??? Won't even waste my time going there yet again.
There has been and will continue to be a need for farmers until people destroy the world, or if you hang your hat on being some sort of deity worshiper, some good guy comes back to get you. Either way, we both are screwed, right?
Yes, I also take tax deductions and write off for my business. Don't you? However the government does not give me CASH payments on a regular basis or manipulate the market in a way that ensures the products I produce sell at a minimum price point. Your powerful farm lobby in Congress ensures that you can continue to suck on the government teat at my and other taxpayers expense.