Family Farms are filing bankruptcy at an alarming rate.
Farmers need customers, not tariffs
“What about us?
What about all the plans that ended in disaster?
What about love? What about trust?
What about us?”
P!nk - What about us
I’m lucky enough to call him “my friend” and he trust my opinions & research
The economic impact on small family run (multi-generational too) farms under Trump’s crushing tariffs
because this is going to be a really uncomfortable discussion but someone needs to have it before we lose a vital American Industry.
Before it’s too late & I fear we are on the ledge https://twitter.com/File411/status/1241395473279303680?s=20
“Net cash farm income is forecast to decrease $10.9 billion (9.0 percent) to $109.6 billion in 2020, relative to the 2019 forecast...”
Data & facts - me likely, a lot
The CDC rescinded a recent report
Yet NFU provided additional context & content.
I know <4 farmers, my dataset is limited but they are hard working & decent Americans https://nfu.org/2018/11/27/cdc-study-clarifies-data-on-farm-stress/
By Matt Perdue, NFU Government Relations Representative Those of us who work with farmers on a daily basis know that mental and behavioral health is a major concern in farming communities. Over the…https://nfu.org/2018/11/27/cdc-study-clarifies-data-on-farm-stress/
You can run the reports, the data is there
Or you can read the Farm bureau recent report
Farm Bankruptcies Rise Again https://www.fb.org/market-intel/farm-bankruptcies-rise-again
With record-high debt, and more farmers extending their repayment terms, it should come as no surprise that Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies continue to rise. Data from the U.S. Courts reveals that for...https://www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/caseload-statistics-data-tables
Our farmers are facing a perfect storm;
-net revenues down
-inverted dent/income ratio
-lack of stable leadership
-crops planted later
Again I’m mindful of disinformation on this platform & I endeavor to always give you original sourced documents https://soygrowers.com/news-releases/soybean-growers-unhappy-with-president-trumps-comments-on-keeping-tariffs-in-place-under-a-china-agreement/
The American Soybean Association (ASA) is not pleased with recent comments from President Trump that he could leave tariffs in place under an agreementhttps://soygrowers.com/news-releases/soybean-growers-unhappy-with-president-trumps-comments-on-keeping-tariffs-in-place-under-a-china-agreement/
Apologies for the delay
I genuinely believe that if an account puts forth data, they should be required to show you their data source.
After all disinformation is a weapon
https://alfred.stlouisfed.org/graph/?g=qttm #ALFRED @stlouisfed
The letter is NOT from FRSAB, it’s from a large coalition of family farmers & organizations and it was about;
The new program
Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network
https://www.agdaily.com/lifestyle/usda-farm-ranch-stress-assistance/ via @AGDAILYMedia
At least the House Democrats added farms, farmers & rural farm loans & addresses the rural telecom issues facing students
I am very glad to see the House Dems include these critical protections, specifically for family farms
See sometimes the universe hears you
Last week in Florida alone 10M lbs of crops destroyed
There has to be a better way - like maybe work with food banks?
Farmers destroy crops grown for restaurants, hotels https://upi.com/6996318t via @upi
...why not donate to food-banks or chefs at @WCKitchen
I don’t understand dumping and wasting https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1247177275772207106?s=20
I have nothing to add - beyond some of us were like - COVID-19 will be devastating to family farms.
On this topic I really wish I was wrong.
Our farmers are facing a perfect tsunami https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/11/us/farmworkers-coronavirus/index.html
Advocates warn that many farmworkers are living and working in conditions that put their health at risk. And if coronavirus outbreaks hammer farmworker communities, they say it could put the nation's...https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/11/us/farmworkers-coronavirus/index.html