Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#22 Mar 23, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Have family with Dairy farms,,,,and often feel bad when a gallon of gas is higher priced than milk.....should'nt be any shortage of fresh water up north, this year...after the winter you had....
Doesn't the government's farm bill regulate the price of milk?

“Selected Marksman”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#23 Mar 23, 2014
Dr X wrote:
<quoted text>True, the drought has been an issue and is partially responsible for the lack of water for farming. However, you've forgotten about the fish in question. Pumping water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been heavily regulated due to the possible extinction of the Delta Smelt which is nothing more than a minnow. Yes, I understand the food chain and how a small species of fish can affect the entire animal ecosystem, but come on. This was an issue before the drought and has more to do with the green-nazi movement then anything else. They are choosing a fish over farm water. What strikes me insane about all of this is that they risk losing billions of dollars in agriculture as a result. We'll see what happens when the drought ends. My guess is that the fish still win.
There are several proposals to pump Lake Michigan water to outlying areas. I'd guess that you would be opposed to that because Lake Michigan is and has been below normal levels.
That being said, I think the decisions regarding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta would hold the same importance.
Given, there are environmental and wildlife issues to consider, I don't think people in Michigan have or should have a say in what people in another state decide what is best for their local resources. I doubt you would consider someone from California to have a valid input if they decided to start pumping water from Lake Michigan to an area that normally wouldn't have the benefit of it's resources.
If there's a drought, there's a drought, deal with it. It's a normal cycle of our planet that we humans have to learn to accept.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#24 Apr 15, 2014
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesn't the government's farm bill regulate the price of milk?
Not sure, that would be fair, as the dairy farmers have been taking a beating for years.....reports are that beef prices are gonna be high, due to all the beef cattle that perished in the severe winter....
Rob

United States

#25 Apr 15, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure, that would be fair, as the dairy farmers have been taking a beating for years.....reports are that beef prices are gonna be high, due to all the beef cattle that perished in the severe winter....
That's funny! It would be anybodies fault but Obama and his policies. I do believe Obama himself has already used the weather as an excuse for something else.
http://youtu.be/WywVdodHk8g
Rob

United States

#26 Apr 15, 2014
I guess was time to get back to sports.
Phil

Oxford, MI

#27 Apr 15, 2014
Rob wrote:
<quoted text>That's funny! It would be anybodies fault but Obama and his policies. I do believe Obama himself has already used the weather as an excuse for something else.
http://youtu.be/WywVdodHk8g
This is a great video!!!
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#28 Apr 16, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Not sure, that would be fair, as the dairy farmers have been taking a beating for years.....reports are that beef prices are gonna be high, due to all the beef cattle that perished in the severe winter....
It's been a bad year for cattle. It's also been a bad year or so for hogs with that piglet sickness wiping out thousands. It's been a bad year for alfalfa.

And to think that it's all Obama's fault.....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#29 Apr 16, 2014
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
It's been a bad year for cattle. It's also been a bad year or so for hogs with that piglet sickness wiping out thousands. It's been a bad year for alfalfa.
And to think that it's all Obama's fault.....
But of course....meanwhile we've had good weather for Citrus and winter vegetables....i blame him for that too....lol....
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Wixom, MI

#30 Apr 16, 2014
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
It's been a bad year for cattle. It's also been a bad year or so for hogs with that piglet sickness wiping out thousands. It's been a bad year for alfalfa.
And to think that it's all Obama's fault.....
At least the Snail Darter is safe thanks to out of control EPA regulations....... That wouldn't have any impact on farming....
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#31 Apr 17, 2014
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>At least the Snail Darter is safe thanks to out of control EPA regulations....... That wouldn't have any impact on farming....
We've already seen what this country looks like when profits are put in front of the environment. The majority of people in this country want clean air to breath and fresh water to drink.

If you can't accept that, then moving to China would be a great alternative!
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Keego Harbor, MI

#32 Apr 17, 2014
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
We've already seen what this country looks like when profits are put in front of the environment. The majority of people in this country want clean air to breath and fresh water to drink.
If you can't accept that, then moving to China would be a great alternative!
Who signed in the EPA? They have grown their regs so land owners who have a puddle can't put a drain system in as they say it is a wetland...... Really Bobbie? You are always over the top......
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Keego Harbor, MI

#33 Apr 17, 2014
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
It's been a bad year for cattle. It's also been a bad year or so for hogs with that piglet sickness wiping out thousands. It's been a bad year for alfalfa.
And to think that it's all Obama's fault.....
As long as you have that EBT card, you can afford it.......
Phil

Oxford, MI

#34 Apr 17, 2014
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>Who signed in the EPA? They have grown their regs so land owners who have a puddle can't put a drain system in as they say it is a wetland...... Really Bobbie? You are always over the top......
At the Rainbow Club he spends most of the nights under the table.
Mike

United States

#35 Apr 21, 2014
Every year of this administration we pay more and more for everything. Soon we will all be poor and nobody will be paying the taxes.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#36 Apr 21, 2014
Mike wrote:
Every year of this administration we pay more and more for everything. Soon we will all be poor and nobody will be paying the taxes.
Yeah, don't you hate, that the President sets all the prices?
pipedream

Holly, MI

#38 Apr 21, 2014
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
No, but his policies sure do f&@k them up.
Where did you get your brains, out of a Cracker Jack box??
Your hours must have been cut again at Subway? or was it the Dollar store? Or is it just the fact that you're on your knees most of time for Beck and his koch bros sponsors and its boring? Either way, your miserable life isn't getting any better no matter who you blame.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#39 Apr 21, 2014
FED SURVEY: GROWTH UP ACROSS MOST OF U.S. AP(4-17-14) Washington -- A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the last two months as bitter winter weather has subsided.....Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released Wednesday. In most places, the Fed described the improvements as "modest or moderate." Only Cleveland and St. Louis reported slower groth.....In March and early April, consumers took advantage of better weather, to go shopping. Manufacturing expanded across most of the country. Ports and highways were busier. Across most of the country, home prices rose modestly and homebuilding picked up. Tourism was generally positive. In several districts, ski resorts reported record seasons.....
pipedream

Holly, MI

#40 Apr 21, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
FED SURVEY: GROWTH UP ACROSS MOST OF U.S. AP(4-17-14) Washington -- A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the last two months as bitter winter weather has subsided.....Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released Wednesday. In most places, the Fed described the improvements as "modest or moderate." Only Cleveland and St. Louis reported slower groth.....In March and early April, consumers took advantage of better weather, to go shopping. Manufacturing expanded across most of the country. Ports and highways were busier. Across most of the country, home prices rose modestly and homebuilding picked up. Tourism was generally positive. In several districts, ski resorts reported record seasons.....
Little consolation for the chronically low information, misinformed, Faux/Glenn Beck audience, angry-at-everything, blame-Obama-for everything, low job skill, low education, Topix-is-my entire-life, no life-low lives that show up here.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#41 Apr 21, 2014
pipedream wrote:
<quoted text>
Little consolation for the chronically low information, misinformed, Faux/Glenn Beck audience, angry-at-everything, blame-Obama-for everything, low job skill, low education, Topix-is-my entire-life, no life-low lives that show up here.
Yeah but, it isn't like they don't mean well.........
Jim

United States

#42 Apr 22, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah but, it isn't like they don't mean well.........
Do you really need to talk to yourself? Maybe you should just cut to the chase and invite yourself to your bedroom down in mommies basement.

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