Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Price Takers, Not Makers


Here is an excellent article on the ongoing loss of large numbers of dairy farms, with some interesting suggestions for solving the problem.

And here is a story about one particular farm selling out.

3 comments:

lisa said...

Now that was a pretty neat picture! So sad to hear about our farmers!

Sandcastle Momma said...

What a great picture!
My heart just breaks every time I read one of these stories. I just don't understand why all of America isn't up in arms about what is happening to our farmers.

threecollie said...

Lisa, it is an old one....thanks...been too busy this week to take a single photo!

SCMomma, it is getting so bad...and it will simply be too late before anything is done about it. The USDA is trumpeting all over the place how farming is leading the economic recovery...well yeah, corn prices are dragging other grains higher and higher because of ethanol, which is heavily government subsidized. If you are growing livestock and feeding them corn you are actually getting hurt by that. It is nuts...