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.