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Old 02-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #97
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Originally Posted by RaiderH8r View Post
Cashing a subsidy check at 11 and hitting the bar by 2 is one helluva burden for a man to bear.

In no other sector of the American economy is the playing field so universally tilted to ensure success and mitigate failure than for the American farmer yet they are all to eager to whinny and whine over their lot in life.

I grew up in Montana so I am beyond the romanticized notions of the American farmer or rancher.
I bet whoever this guy is no longer has or works on a farm based on his work hours! This describes ZERO farmers I know. I don't think you know the extent of how demanding farming really is. The cattle, sheep or any other livestock you may have to keep an eye on year round. In North Dakota the summers can get into the 100's but generally in the mid 80's. While the winter can be very brutal with temps below 0 and ever colder with the wind. You almost gotta take care of these animals like their your kids. Every summer planting crops, cutting hay etc for said livestock. God for bid its a dry summer and don't get enough hay to last the winter. Or none of your crops turn out due to lack of rain or because a hail storm came through and wiped it all out. All that would be profit down the drain. Now that farmer needs to buy extra hay from an outside source etc. If you hear a farmer complaining its probably because his machinery is broke, coyotes or mountain lions got to his livestock, no rain, hail storm came through. It'd be kinda like someone stealing from you. Sorry but you're assessment of a REAL farmer is way off.
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