Monday, June 23, 2008

More hard times

As I looked out on our little piece of heaven this morning, saw my animals playfully enjoying the day and seeing our peanut field enjoying yesterday's inch of rain.... I was thankful. Our family has been enjoying this land for almost 70 years and we are thankful to have the privilege of being stewards of it.

But not too many states away, there are families looking out over their land and seeing a completely different view. Over 5 million acres are gone. That number may not mean that much to the average American. Let me put it this way: 2500 family farms. Gone. I guarantee that the world will feel this. Corn, wheat, soybeans, beans.... beef, poultry, pork..... staples that America supplies the world with. We didn't grow corn for years because of the low price... $2 a bushel. Today it is $8. And climbing. We don't mind making money, but never at another farmer's expense!

As I said in a previous post, times are only going to get harder.

1 comment:

Tobie said...

Interestingly enough (not really) these people who lost their farms and livelihoods and total identity are not responding the way the victims of Katrina did, so I doubt they will get the perks and privileges that the people of New Orleans got and NOT the other victims in Mississippi and other states. There is not a lot of balance in our society aka AMERICA when it comes to handing out freebies!!