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I was at conferences all week so far. But this was what they showed us yesterday, and I thought I would share it with all of you. BASF is a very good chemical company. We have to meet the next generation of demand.

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Very cool! The statistics are amazing.
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I just saw this video yesterday at the conference. What makes me feel good, is that what most of what I have said they have reinforced what I have said. Mine has all been thru experience. I was wrong on one of my initial comments earlier that one farmer produces enough to feed 146 people, it has now raised to 155. It wasn't long that that was correct. You should check out monsantos video also.
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I always thought many aspects of being a farmer were attractive for me. Being steward of a good piece of land, operating all kinds of cool tractors and attachments, learning constantly about strategies ect. But I don't think I could handle the multitude of events that could make everything go down the drain that you guys face. It must be pretty good when everything works like a plan and you cash in in the fall. How is life in the non growing season, if you have that by you?
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most like us farm right up to december (cutting corn and baling corn stalk) then winter months come and we push cattle and sell off yearlings and steers. There isnt much money in farming/ranching anymore until you get everything paid off which stuff brakes and you have to bite the bullet and your in the hole again. Seems like its a never ending circle.

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Good Video. The numbers were kinda known to me from the facts that alot of my family farms and parts of my family work for places like ADM. People forget so easily how it wasn't for farmers, truckers, and builders, they wouldn't have the lifestyles they have. Take the blue collar people out of the picture and you have a bunch of people that have no food, no heat, no roof over their heads.

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I always thought many aspects of being a farmer were attractive for me. Being steward of a good piece of land, operating all kinds of cool tractors and attachments, learning constantly about strategies ect. But I don't think I could handle the multitude of events that could make everything go down the drain that you guys face. It must be pretty good when everything works like a plan and you cash in in the fall. How is life in the non growing season, if you have that by you?
Still busy. Most fix equipment, revamp the equipment they have to make it better, more efficient, or user friendly. If you are potato grower, you have them in storage all winter long, and they are selling them all winter through out the states or abroad. There is never a dull moment on any farm.
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I think it is kind of funny that the potatoes grown right down the road from my house are sent to Idaho and then labeled as "Idaho Potatoes" and then shipped right back to the supermarkets' distro centers here...

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I think it is kind of funny that the potatoes grown right down the road from my house are sent to Idaho and then labeled as "Idaho Potatoes" and then shipped right back to the supermarkets' distro centers here...
I would check into that? I can find out for you if you want. I am on the WPVGA associate division board. We make many decision planning, scheduling, problem solving for Wisconsin's potato and vegetable producers. I am also on the Committee Liason Marketing board for potatoes here in WI. I will ask around and get back to you.
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That was a statement and not a question. I just find it funny that Idaho potatoes aren't always grown in Idaho. Apparently it is a brand name-

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