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About agriculture: Changes in agriculture

November 5, 2019


THERE SO MANY SO MANY CHANGES. BUT BOY, I WOULDN’T KNOW FOR SURE WHETHER I WOULD SAY THE IMPROVEMENTS IN HYBRIDS IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT, WHETHER I WOULD SAY THE IMPROVEMENTS IN JUST THE FARMING PRACTICES. I’D SAY IT’S UNREAL TODAY TO THINK THESE FARMERS CAN GO OUT HERE AND PLANT UNTIL MIDNIGHT, AND SIT IN THEIR TRACTOR AND THE TRACTOR DRIVES ITSELF. AND IT WAS JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, THEY HAD TO QUIT AT DARK BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T FOLLOW THE MARKER. NOW TODAY IF I WANTED TO RENT SOME LAND, IT WOULD BE YOUNG GUYS COMING AFTER IT, AND IF I HAD TWO OR THREE QUARTERS, THEY’D I’LL TAKE THEM ALL. THEY’D JUST BUY A BIGGER PLANTER, AND THEY’D GET IT DONE, TOO. AND, YOU KNOW, WE USED TO HAVE SO MUCH DIFFERENT TYPES OF MACHINERY. WE DON’T HAVE THAT TODAY. THEY HAVE PLANTERS, THEY HAVE THE SPRAYERS, THEN THEY HAVE THE HARVEST EQUIPMENT. AND A LOT OF THIS EQUIPMENT, WE USED TO HAVE THE CULTIVATORS AND THE ONE-WAY AND THE PLOW AND ALL THIS STUFF. THEY DON’T HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE ALL THAT EQUIPMENT. AND I CAN’T GET OVER THE COST OF EACH PIECE OF MACHINERY TODAY COMPARED TO WHAT IT USED TO BE. BUT I ALSO CAN’T GET OVER THE PRICE OF THE GRAIN, BUT I THINK THE PRICE OF THE GRAIN COULD GO BACK DOWN SOME TOO. YEAH. SO I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE WHETHER I WOULD SAY IT’S THE TECHNOLOGY OR FARMING PRACTICES OR THE… IT’S ALL JUST EVERYBODY WORKING TOGETHER. IT’S JUST CAUSED SUCH A TREMENDOUS CHANGE. AND I, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO BE, I THINK, PRETTY MUCH UP ON THE TECHNOLOGY OR YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TODAY. THINGS ARE JUST, THEY’RE TOO COMPLICATED. IT TAKES EDUCATION. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE EDUCATION, YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE YOURSELF, AND SOME PEOPLE CAN DO THAT TOO.

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