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September 28, 2004


Sarpy Sam

Glad to hear about the bumper crop. The extra bushels really help even if the price is down a little, what really hurts is the protein problem though. Just shows you that it doesn't pay to try to out guess mother nature.

Talking about Wheat Montana we use the unbleached flour for all our cooking. My autistic boy has ADD/ADHD problems if we use bleached flour in our cooking so high quality unbleached flour appears to be better for him.


I disagree. A farm should be able to hope for a profit that will replace the equipment and provide a decent income and retirement for the farmer. The just staying in business only works for a little while.

And you are right, you should qualify for LDPs and Counter Cyclical (sp) payments both. That is if you have jumped through all the right hoops.


I agree Bonnie. By keeping in business I meant earning a reasonable rate of return, enough so the farm can continue to provide for our family (and to a small extent, the local community) over the long run--maybe for another century.

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