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Jerald

United States

#1 Dec 5, 2012
Why is that in every farm field you look at around Trenton, there seems to be a bulldozer or a trackhoe pushing down trees and fencerows? What do farmers have against trees? Don't most of them hunt in the winter time?

Plus I thought that hiring bulldozer and trackhoe drivers was very expensive? I guess the farmers around here must be loaded with money too?
Tom

United States

#2 Dec 5, 2012
No, we're paying for that just like we're paying for these irrigation systems being put in that are going to drain the water out of these underground water tables! Is it their water just because they build an irrigation system? Why should my well go dry because the farmer down the road used up all the water under the ground so he could get higher yields???

Who's regulating this anyway? Call your congressman and senators, people!
Jerald

United States

#3 Dec 5, 2012
I hadn't though about that, but you're right I see these irrigation systems going in all over the place. It can't help but have a negative effect on the underground water levels.

I have nothing against farmers, I like to eat just like the next person but what they've done to some of these beautiful woodlands around here is sad. They completely wiped out that one just of the other side of Fruitland going towards Humboldt! Trackhoes and bulldozers ran over there for weeks. Burn and bury! Very sad!

Drive around the countryside and you can hardly breathe for the smoke from where they're burning these trees that they've pushed down. There's a couple places on the Alamo Hwy. where this is happening right now. Heck, they even work at night! You can see the lights out there all night long!
Bobby

Fulton, KY

#4 Dec 5, 2012
You to are right. It will drain the water systems & water table. Cutting the trees hurts the eco systems. That is why we do not get as much rain as we use to. Look what they are doing to the rain forrest. Cutting it down. It now rains only one or 2 times a week there. It use too rain everyday before they cut the trees. Now you know how the world will end by fire. It will not be a bomb it will be because we use up all the water and cut all the trees! We are doing it to ourselfs!
O2Cool

United States

#5 Dec 6, 2012
What the morons don't realize is that cuting all the trees on every ditch bank around is causing their topsoil to erode away and that only hurts their crop yields cause the plants grow better in the topsoil than whats under it.
wow

Jackson, TN

#6 Dec 6, 2012
Can we say bitter
Alec

United States

#7 Dec 7, 2012
wow wrote:
Can we say bitter
I don't think it's being bitter when someone is concerned about what is happening to the landscape around them and the possibility that their own well may run dry because of farmers irrigation systems lowing the underground water table! But why should they care about whether someone else has water or not, right?
Alec

United States

#8 Dec 7, 2012
Bobby wrote:
You to are right. It will drain the water systems & water table. Cutting the trees hurts the eco systems. That is why we do not get as much rain as we use to. Look what they are doing to the rain forrest. Cutting it down. It now rains only one or 2 times a week there. It use too rain everyday before they cut the trees. Now you know how the world will end by fire. It will not be a bomb it will be because we use up all the water and cut all the trees! We are doing it to ourselfs!
Another thing is people wonder why we have more tornadoes and big storms now than we used to? The reason just might be because we're made the landscape around here look just like it does in the tornado ally of Kansas and Oklahoma. I lived out there for 3 years and the landscape around here looks more and more like Kansas every day. West TN used to be a beautiful place but with all these bulldozers, trackhoes, and logging trucks around its becoming an eye sore more than anything! Wake up people! The world is not going to end because you can't plant two more rows of cotton because of some trees on a ditchbank!
Hunter

United States

#9 Dec 10, 2012
I'm a hunter and outdoor lover. My grandfather is a retired game warden from West TN. I've heard him tell many times of how the farmers around would complain that there were no quail and rabbits around because the coyotes, foxes, owl, and hawks were getting them all. He'd go out and take a look at the places where they'd say there used to be lots of quail & rabbits and the farmers had done away with all the fence rows and "edges" to the fields where the rabbits raised young and the quail nested. He would ask them where did they think that the quail was going to nest? Where would the rabbits raise their young? They would look at him with a bewildered look on their faces as if to say "I hadn't though about that"!

It's not brain surgery, if there's no habitat for a particular kind of wildlife then, of course it will disappear! The kinds of animals that are increasing are those animals that are adaptable to changes in habitats. Animals like deer and raccoons. What happens with those animals? They move into towns and suburbs when their habitat disappears. Animals like Bobwhite quail and Cottontail rabbits are not as adaptable so when their habitat disappears so do they!

Want their to be lots of quail & rabbits around like their used to be? Then the farmers should start bringing back fence rows and vegetation edges between property lines, etc. Those kinds of animals can't nest in corn, cotton, and soybean fields! They must have the proper habitat to thrive! Go talk to your local TWRA officer of county extension agent. He will tell you the same thing!
Amos

United States

#10 Dec 11, 2012
Hunter, you hit the nail on the head. Us farmers need to do a much better job in the way we use the land. We do not have to clear every tree and bush off of every fence row and ditch bank!! We don't have to have bulldozers and track hoes constantly working on our land. Dare to be different! Be a little creative. Why do you want to be just like everybody else? Save some habitat for wildlife! You can still farm and be a good steward of this great land that God has provided for us!
thanks

United States

#11 Dec 11, 2012
Thanks Amos for speaking the truth ,I know you and at less you're one farmer that cares about not taking down every tree and fence row for a few acres
Farmer

Dallas, TX

#12 Dec 26, 2012
Have yall not been around to see this drought we have been going through folks farmers are feeding yall so why don't yall gives all of us a break. Irrigation means more food and yall wanna talk about water table do you not water your gardens yards or flower beds its the same damn difference idiots. And when trees come down no till practices are applied along with basins terraces and other practices that can be applied. The govt does not pay for irrigation rigs so wherever whomever you got that information from is wrong look it up! I can go all day folks. So start gathering the right information.
Farmer

Dallas, TX

#14 Dec 26, 2012
Glad you came out of the closet!
yup

Jackson, TN

#16 Dec 26, 2012
Farmer wrote:
Have yall not been around to see this drought we have been going through folks farmers are feeding yall so why don't yall gives all of us a break. Irrigation means more food and yall wanna talk about water table do you not water your gardens yards or flower beds its the same damn difference idiots. And when trees come down no till practices are applied along with basins terraces and other practices that can be applied. The govt does not pay for irrigation rigs so wherever whomever you got that information from is wrong look it up! I can go all day folks. So start gathering the right information.
Lol you can't talk to these people. They bitch and gripe about food prices going up, well people guess what the less the crop the higher the price. If anything my irrigation rigs help keep prices. I have three farms with a irrigation on them and I can assure I not the government paid for them in full. Not one red cent came from Uncle Sam. I tell you what take a look at some of these third works countries and see how they make it food wise.
thanks

United States

#17 Dec 27, 2012
Farmer, the drought has nothing to do with taking down every tree and fencerow in the county, other than adding more acres that you farm ,that said you get bigger checks from the goverment. I pay more taxes than most farmers do and they make way more than most people do.I just had a fencerow taken by my house this summer that was a half mile long maybe 15 feet wide that produced very little acreage.So get in your $50,000 truck that you drive all winter and summer that you take off your taxes and the fuel you run around to the lake and everywhere else that you take off your taxes,now fold your capbill so you can get your big ass head in the mailbox to get your checks and kiss our ass you cocky bastard!!!
yup

Jackson, TN

#18 Dec 27, 2012
thanks wrote:
Farmer, the drought has nothing to do with taking down every tree and fencerow in the county, other than adding more acres that you farm ,that said you get bigger checks from the goverment. I pay more taxes than most farmers do and they make way more than most people do.I just had a fencerow taken by my house this summer that was a half mile long maybe 15 feet wide that produced very little acreage.So get in your $50,000 truck that you drive all winter and summer that you take off your taxes and the fuel you run around to the lake and everywhere else that you take off your taxes,now fold your capbill so you can get your big ass head in the mailbox to get your checks and kiss our ass you cocky bastard!!!
Lol you forgot about the 30000 plus boats and 100000 lake houses we have also. You should try to stop being so bitter it will eat away at you.
yes man

Fulton, KY

#19 Dec 29, 2012
thanks wrote:
Farmer, the drought has nothing to do with taking down every tree and fencerow in the county, other than adding more acres that you farm ,that said you get bigger checks from the goverment. I pay more taxes than most farmers do and they make way more than most people do.I just had a fencerow taken by my house this summer that was a half mile long maybe 15 feet wide that produced very little acreage.So get in your $50,000 truck that you drive all winter and summer that you take off your taxes and the fuel you run around to the lake and everywhere else that you take off your taxes,now fold your capbill so you can get your big ass head in the mailbox to get your checks and kiss our ass you cocky bastard!!!
when we fall off the clift maybe some of our tax money will be cut from you farmes and you will have to sell your trackhoe's and lake front homes
Bruce

United States

#20 Jan 8, 2013
I don't water my yard or my flower beds. The way I figure is that if the grass dies it saves me money on gas for mowing. I guarantee that if I spent 5 minutes watering my garden that I'm using a hell of a lot less water than the THOUSANDS of gallens that these irrigation systems use. Why are cars that are fuel efficient more popular? Because they save gas! Do you think that the underground water table is an ENDLESS supply? What will happen when they start running it dry? We all will suffer then - farmers included!!
Farmer wrote:
Have yall not been around to see this drought we have been going through folks farmers are feeding yall so why don't yall gives all of us a break. Irrigation means more food and yall wanna talk about water table do you not water your gardens yards or flower beds its the same damn difference idiots. And when trees come down no till practices are applied along with basins terraces and other practices that can be applied. The govt does not pay for irrigation rigs so wherever whomever you got that information from is wrong look it up! I can go all day folks. So start gathering the right information.
Sonny

United States

#21 Jan 10, 2013
There's no doubt that all these irrigation systems will negatively affect the underground water supplies. Politicians better start regulating this stuff and fast! Call your senators & representatives before we're all out of water! You think "Famer Joe" cares about you or whether you have any water? All he wants is a few more bushels per acre!
Jenn

United States

#22 Jan 22, 2013
I think Bruce and Sonny are absolutely correct. It's sad really. Better start storing bottled water. They should have a Doomsday Preppers show about the water supply drying up because farmers are wasting it all via these big irrigation systems!

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