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Old 03-21-2020, 01:38 PM
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I live on a dead end road with several agricultural enterprises. It was very reassuring today to see that the dairy cows are still churning out milk, the dairy trucks are still moving product, the beef cows across the street are still fat and sassy and giving birth, the poultry hatchery is still selling baby chicks, our orchard is getting ready to bud and the bees next door are humming.

The farmers are busy doing what they always do, making sure the rest of us have the resources we need. The haven't slowed down a bit.


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Old 03-21-2020, 01:48 PM
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Yes, it's very hopeful! I live in farm country and our farm stores are doing a booming business - plus it's all fresh, organic or pasture raised, and I feel good about supporting a small business.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:01 PM
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Thatís so good to hear! Thank you both so much!

Letís hope American agriculture is doing as well.

Hereís a sign I passed on my walk this morning that seems particularly apropos:
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for sharing that news. It is comforting!
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Old 03-21-2020, 03:07 PM
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I'm not in a rural area, but just went to our little local market to see what I could pick up. I was able to buy eggs and fresh chicken, along with their yummy beef and chicken kabobs for our dinner today or tomorrow. They were pretty well stocked with produce, meat, and milk. I don't generally buy chicken from them because it's pricier than anywhere else but I'd rather put my money into the local places right now and I'd prefer to go as few places as possible at the moment.


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Old 03-21-2020, 03:38 PM
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Thank you for the good news!
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:30 PM
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Our governor pointed out that we donít have a supply problem, we have a demand problem.

Once people calmed down, the stores restocked and we were able to get everything we needed at our second store trip.
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:45 PM
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Yeah farmers, truckers, grocery workers.

Boo, hoarders.
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However, grain farmers are not
Old 03-22-2020, 03:29 PM
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I don't mean to sound like a whiner, and I know many people are without jobs and laid off, but we are not organic farmers but we raise the wheat, corn, soybeans and beef you are eating or using but the grain and beef prices are really down, so the farmers are not making any money, and losing it in fact as expenses keep climbing. Some farmers say they would like everyone not to plant this spring so prices climb up but that won't happen. I know everyone is hurting and money is tight or not there. Just wanted to give you information.
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