Re: Agricultural Disaster (was Re: [gardeners] Drought)

margaret lauterbach (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 09:55:00 -0600

At 06:41 PM 6/23/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Evening gardeners,
>And, since we are an agricultural area it is not only the farmers that will
>suffer in the end.  One farm equipment dealership has gone bankrupt already
>(in an area where the water table is so high that the roads are actually
>collapsing).  This will have an economic impact on my city as well as an
>even greater impact on the surrounding rural towns and villages.  They are
>actually going to hire psychiatric nurses (my brother is onem of them) whose
>exclusive job will be to counsel farm families in crisis in SW Manitoba this

<snip> But, the farmer
>who loses the family farm after it has been in the family 150 years doesn't
>get a second chance when the bank forecloses.  He/she doesn't get a second
>chance when they can't get credit to fix machinery or buy groceries for
>their families.  This, too, shall pass for me but it might not for the
>farmers of the area.
>Sorry to unload guys.  Hope nobody takes offense, just had to get it off my
>Barbara Jackson
>"Sunny" Manitoba (yeah, right!)
>Zone 3 Canadian Prairies
Good for you, Barb, for having some empathy for the other guys. Farmers
worldwide will be in a heap of hurt if those terminator crops are widely
distributed. Margaret L