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Beefeater
08-01-2010, 07:20 PM
I'm sure it was stolen from the indians in the 1st place! :rolleyes:




Contrary1 (1000+ posts) Sun Aug-01-10 05:43 PM
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After 378 years, N.H. family farm goes up for sale
The only good news in this story is that the land can't be developed into strip malls or condos.

"DOVER, N.H. In 1632, John Tuttle arrived from England to a settlement near the Maine-New Hampshire border, using a small land grant from King Charles I to start a farm.

Eleven generations and 378 years later, his field-weary descendants arthritic from picking fruits and vegetables and battered by competition from supermarkets and pick-it-yourself farms are selling their spread, which is among the oldest continuously operated family farms in America.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8860816

djones520
08-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Yeah... I somehow doubt they're quite as victimized as is being portrayed. A farm like that would have significant historic value. There are plenty of outs for that family that would allow it to stay in their hands.

PoliCon
08-01-2010, 07:28 PM
I'm sure it was stolen from the indians in the 1st place! :rolleyes:







http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8860816

And what they will NEVER admit is that it is government farm subsidies that are KILLING the family farm.

Rockntractor
08-01-2010, 07:30 PM
And what they will NEVER admit is that it is government farm subsidies that are KILLING the family farm.

Subsidies and being buried under an unbelievable regulation burden that most here would be amazed by!

PoliCon
08-01-2010, 07:31 PM
Subsidies and being buried under an unbelievable regulation burden that most here would be amazed by!

That's true as well. The point, however, I want to make is that the large corporate farms are the ones who benefit most from farm subsidies not the small family farms.

Rockntractor
08-01-2010, 07:34 PM
That's true as well. The point, however, I want to make is that the large corporate farms are the ones who benefit most from farm subsidies not the small family farms.
Absolutely! Pioneer and Monsanto own the upper Midwest today.

MountainMan
08-01-2010, 10:08 PM
Lets not forget the estate taxes I'm sure have something to do with it.

Rockntractor
08-01-2010, 10:11 PM
Lets not forget the estate taxes I'm sure have something to do with it.

I'm sure Obammy wanted half!:mad:

PoliCon
08-01-2010, 10:12 PM
So clearly it's GOVERNMENT that is the problem here. HOW SHOCKING!

Rockntractor
08-01-2010, 10:13 PM
So clearly it's GOVERNMENT that is the problem here. HOW SHOCKING!

Who duh thought?:confused:

PoliCon
08-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Who duh thought?:confused:

Wait for it . . . cue Satanicus/wee wee/commieshoe in 3 . . . 2 . . . .