This actually sounded like a "normal" thread...
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:41 PM
I was talking to a couple of local farmers today about this drought. Old timers
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They both said the same thing.
They said drive down the highway and you will notice one field of corn looks fine. But the next field has turned to crap. I had already noticed that and asked them why that was.
Then they explained why that is. They said anyone who prepped their field properly with plenty of nitrogen and fertilized correctly are having no problem because the plants were strong enough to develop a good enough root system to grow deep enough to find the water, and keep itself healthy.
But the farmers who tried to do the field prep on the cheap are finished. They said a lot of farmers had gotten away with doing it on the cheap in the past. But not this year. They said some of these farmers who tried to do it the cheap way may lose everything they own over that decision.
That is what they both said and agreed on.
Conclusion: Just goes to show you sometimes cheap isn't better. Might have gotten away with it in the past but one of these days, like now, you are going to pay a price for that. Might be a heavy price? Might be a heavy enough price to cause you to lose your farm over? Might be a price you aren't prepared to pay? Sometimes you win. Other times you lose everything over that decision.
Something to think about.
Sounds good, don't cheap out and do things right.
But of course, it's DU...
This fool quotes kpete...Response to randome (Reply #2)
Wed Jul 18, 2012, 02:04 PM
12. That would mean a reduction in the food supply because of fewer farmers.
The solution is for the government to step in with subsidies, and a requirement that it be spent on implementing PROPER fertilization techniques.
Yes that sounds unattractive, mainly to right wingers, but the alternative is big hits to America's overall food supply during hard times. Trust me, you don't want that, you want that even less than you want more subsidies.
"For once, focus your bloodlust on Republicans --instead of the DLC/Firebaggers/ANYONE WITHOUT AN (R)" - kpete