Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rough Harvest

Farmers are going through a rough harvest around the midwest, the breadbasket of the world.

We are the epitome of entrepreneurs and the backbone of our economy which was established over 200 years ago.

All new ventures have come from the farmer who provides for himself and everyone else.

Look back on my post with the population increase since farmers became successful and established long ago growing the food we depend on.

You need us and now we need you to make enough money to provide what you need. You don't have to do a thing but keep shopping locally and buy locally grown food.

If you buy Oreo cookies, Ohio wheat. If you buy milk to dip it in it must be from this region because you can't afford to ship milk that far or people won't buy it. This is just one small example.

If you really think about it, all of today's society is based on farming. If you don't eat, you don't live. We have really taken that for granted!

You know why? Farmers never fail to produce food. People are going back to their farming roots. There was an increase in gardens here again this year. People are looking for security

If you have food, shelter and heat, you have security.

Maybe I just feel that security shaken when it rains too much at harvest?

Tell me your thoughts.

Ed Winkle


  1. In Western OR the grass seed industry has crashed. It may or may not return. In the new Green Economy there is not a priority on pretty green lawns and golf courses. So people are now growing wheat. It seems the whole valley has been plowed and planted to wheat. There is no longer the storage capacity. Small town elevators are gone, grain tanks have gone for scrap. No one knows what else to plant.
    Soft white wheat goes for noodles.
    Hope China is buying lots of noodles.
    Think of us when you eat chicken noodle soup...

  2. That is terrible, we need the grass seed. Chicken noodle soup, LOL, how true. Think of me when you see Oreo cookies...

  3. I remember all that grass seed piled up at Orin's. We just cannot afford to buy it all right now!