While I’m waiting to board my plane, thought I’d share this with you. Although the blog is about a hog farm, it represents our operation also. This drought is going to set off a domino effect. Hang on!
This year has been very challenging for farmers and ranchers all over the United States. Our farm is no different than the majority of farms, we are very, very dry and in need of lots of rain. Kevin and I do not have a lot of row crop acres to farm but we did rent an extra 200 acres this year. Needless to say, it wasn’t the best year to double your row crop acres. We were able to purchase insurance for most of our crops but that alone will not help make our farm payment or equipment payment.
What worries us the most isn’t our own failing crops but the concern of what will we feed the cattle and hogs due to crop failures everywhere? We can’t just stop feeding them. Livestock, especially hogs, need row crop farmers to have successful crop years. Cattle need pasture to graze…
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