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    It has been widely reported about that Trump has warned about a war on farmers. Agweb has details here for example. While I agree with him, I'd be quick to add that war already started decades ago. Laws and regulations on businesses and land use, massive taxes, etc., have all significantly weakened the family farm.

    Anyone have thoughts on this one?

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    Originally posted by Nahum View Post
    It has been widely reported about that Trump has warned about a war on farmers. Agweb has details here for example. While I agree with him, I'd be quick to add that war already started decades ago. Laws and regulations on businesses and land use, massive taxes, etc., have all significantly weakened the family farm.

    Anyone have thoughts on this one?
    I grew up in Delaware and was surrounded by farm land. Behind me was 40+ acres of corn field. Thousands of acres around that. I remember the farmer some 3 decades ago battling regulations etc. My parents went to visit the old neighborhood a few years ago. All the land is now developed neighborhoods. I guess the farmer gave in, thinking it was more lucrative to sell his land rather than struggle as a farmer.

    God bless,
    William
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      It has become a huge problem here in the central valley of California. If there are any small, family farms left they are few and far between. The only real farms left are corporately owned, or franchised, and even then they have a tough time running their businesses. Too many regulations, and lately with drought restrictions it makes it even more difficult to grow crops.

      A real kick in the gut is when our wonderful state government decided to continue to divert water to the ocean so they can preserve some fish that is endangered.
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        No farms - no food.

        I am fortunate to have a 120 acre organic farm in my suburban town. The quality and taste of the food is amazing! The farm is owned by a very wealthy family. In other words, they don't need money, so they are not tempted to sell the land which is conservatively worth about 30 million.

        If the Dems keep attacking both farmers and the wealthy, we will end up in a famine.
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        • #5
          In PA where I live the Gas well industry has and will continue to virtually destroy farming as a way of life. I have watched as farms with 10 to 200 acres are abandoned when Range the Gas drilling company is paying 1000 per acre per well drilled on a property or under any acreage under which they wish to store or pull natural gas. It has destroyed this community, money is all that matters, people who could barely make ends meet now get 45 to 100k a month in revenue. The Drillers brought in many people who have no morals and now it's all about the monet. Churches have sprung up out of no where because it's here for ghe puck I ng. It's horrible to see these values go away, and former Christians see only green.
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