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Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor

Thursday 05/08/14

If You Farm, There's No Place Like Home
Starting 15 years ago, I took four trips and about four dozen farm leaders onvisits to the Brazilian frontier. Outposts were so remote, we chartered our own planes to criss-cross a region the size of our 12 Midwestern corn states.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:04PM CDT 05/08/14 by Marcia Zarley Taylor | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
Marcia: Thank you for the superb information. I agree with you on the notion that the U.S. infrastructure and political stability are a real blessing to us. However, I could see a scenario in which food prices reach such a high level that an over-zealous government could start to confiscate land "for the common good." I know at first blush, this may seem unthinkable. However, look at what has happened to some of the Western lands. I hope and pray we keep our traditional representative republic with private property rights, but I am a bit of a skeptic given what I have seen in recent years.
Posted by tom vogel at 9:34PM CDT 05/11/14
We all know Marcia how privileged a select group of growers are that are targeted with massive government crony capitalistic benefits. What some people like you Marcia do not comprehend is how many Americans are financially harmed by big government schemes such as federal crop insurance and corn ethanol mandates that work to raise the costs of growing food and the costs of buying food.
Posted by T Kuster at 1:59PM CDT 05/12/14
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