Depression and recession farming is not a joke.The time has come for small farmers to get their rights established and farms and work protected .
I want to share with you a story of a farmer back from the Great Depression period as narrated in the famous and hard to find book:THE GREAT DEPRESSION, by David Shannon.Try to find it and get some precious lessons narrated by an eye witness .. :THE FARMER IN THE DEPRESSION...A story of a farmer named Ole Swanson printed in the New York Times in September 25,1932 ...If you have access for the archives go ahead and check it out .Of not here is a glimpse summary from what I concluded reading it...It tells the tale of the farmers back then and how thety struggled.
That farmer renter of 35 years bought the farm of his deceased father and got entangled in the mortagage and insurance process that we all know .When times went bad and he could not stand up for his financial commitments to the BANKS AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.HE LOST THE FARM.hE BECAME A RENTER AGAIN .
BACK TO OUR TIME AND THE STORY THAT SURFACED TWO WEEKS AGO FROM THE FIRING OF MS SHERRODS A WORKER FOR THE USDA ...MORE DETAILS IN MY PREVIOUS ARTICLE WITH A VIDEO CLIP..FARMERS ARE STILL LOSING THEIR LAND AND THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN DOES NOT MATTER EITHER.AS MS SHERRODS PUT IT:IT IS BETWEEN THOSE WHO HAVE AND THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE" SO TO SPEAK.
Back to our days.
Heard the latest news about Wheat prices and the draught and fires in Russia ?
Who stands for the small farmer is the question that was and will ever be?