“Did the cows join the unions? Are they going on strike?...lol”
No strikes yet. They don’t talk much when I’m around...
Production is down. Farmers cut marsh grass for feed out here that they haven’t cut in 12-15yrs. Very dry summer. Poor crop year. Others sold pigs, sheep, and steers because feed prices were rising, and it made money-sense to butcher. Already see some price rise in beef and pork. Might be an expensive year to eat... Truely believe that federal price-fixing is very bad, and distorting markets severely. When farmers get paid for not doing something, everyone’s ears and eyes should open.
Now, they wouldn't do that would they? They wait 'til you're gone and talk behind your back.
You pegged it. Between the dry spells, and the fact that much of our corn than would go to feed for farm animals is going in our gas tanks...which means farmers are planting more of it than other things like soy, wheat, or other farm animal feed.
They have already said pork prices would double, beef has been high for over a year as it is.
We have a lot of kudzu that back fired government import here in the south they could harvest for ethenol. It is smothering other growing things including trees, creeping over road beds, etc.