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stewie
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA

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I'm preparing to see an onslaught


From which side? Being the OB, I figure there would be a few fellow farmers on the board.

Granted, it's getting late and most have probably gone to sleep.


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stewie
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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We are in to the man 7 digits every year.
I can assure you I understand the risks.


Were you one of the jokers above I was referring to?


TIGRLEE
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
I'm confused.
Who were you referring to?

I think we ar on same team here,


stewie
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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I think we are on same team here,


We are.

However, I do think that we can do a better job of explaining the risks/difficulties faced every year. Hence, the need for some type of safety net.


Granted, the realization of how much we need farmers and Ag land won't really hit home until we can't feed ourselves.
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TIGRLEE
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
I agree.


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shoelessjoe
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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Granted, the realization of how much we need farmers and Ag land won't really hit home until we can't feed ourselves.


Exactly. Maybe if people started to starve because farmers cant put food on the table would they then realize how important farmers are.


stewie
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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Exactly. Maybe if people started to starve because farmers cant put food on the table would they then realize how important farmers are.


Yup, back to the OP, I'm going to pass that along to the land owners. We are already involved with a number of NRCS programs but I don't think they are aware if the migratory bird program.



GREENHEAD22
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
I am not about to get into this being that it has been well discussed. LINK

We having nothing but respect for farmers but dont agree with some of the Gov assistance.


deltaland
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
You guys are lucky..try catfish farming. We have no subsidies or insurance if we lose our fish to disease or oxygen problems there goes hundreds of thousands of dollars in just 1 night.

Hell with high feed and fuel prices and fish at only 95 cents a pound we barely can turn a profit anyways.


GREENHEAD22
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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We are in to the man 7 digits every year.
I can assure you I understand the risks.


You are better than this.


Tigah in the ATL
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
Sure let's put more farmers on the dole.


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jimbeam
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
This program isn't really new. Past couple of years for sure farmers I know who have been paid to keep water at a certain depth for waterfowl. It basically just covers pumping costs when you get down to the numbers. So basically free water for farmers held over the winter.


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Tigah in the ATL
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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Maybe if people started to starve because farmers cant put food on the table would they then realize how important farmers are.

good grief. How about I just pay farmers for their food & cut out the government?


jimbeam
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
Over time the market would most likely correct itself


stewie
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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good grief. How about I just pay farmers for their food & cut out the government?


You would be paying much more for your food. Much, much more.
The price of rent, labor, and chemicals is through the roof compared to just about every other location in the world.
Just to stay alive from the competition against a foreign treasury, most of us have become incredibly efficient.

Remember, not all farmers receive subsidies.


Another thing, being in debt seven digits every year (i.e. basic crop loan) is to be expected for many farmers. How would you feel if you had to sit and watch your crop rot in the field due to unseasonably high rain fall during harvest time?


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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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Over time the market would most likely correct itself

That's the thing about food, you don't have time for market corrections.

Consider other markets, like housing. Suppose you were in the market for a house, then suddenly the housing market collapsed and you couldn't get a loan, or even sell your current house for more than the loan, so you couldn't move. You could wait out the market until it stabilized. That's the case with most widgets, you can hold off on your purchases until the market stabilizes and prices come in line with your ability to pay. You can't do that in the food market - you HAVE to eat EVERY day.

Boom and bust cycles in the ag markets can be devastating to a population.

Oh, and sugarcane and cattle on our farm.


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tiger91
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
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Because if you actually spent some time on the farm and understood the finances, you would realize the amount of risk involved.

A lot of people run their mouth off about the people that put food in that mouth for an absurdly low price.




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tiger91
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
GREENHEAD, I know some FARMERS who wish there WAS no assistance and truly feel that markets would correct themselves. Not that it might work well for the reasons you stated about the time factor).

(Coming from the spouse of a farmer who works his arse off and loves what he does) (rice, beans, crawfish)
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xenon16
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re: Assistance to agricultural producers in LA
thanks to those who do pass it along, I quite enjoy my daily food AND seasonal ducks

wasn't an attempt to create conflict, but as more and more OTers are coming over, it seems as though most posts do


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