Farms Hit Hard in North Carolina

Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:01 pm

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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:07 pm

A sad day for the small family marshmallow farmer indeed JJ. Yep, just SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No subsidies for a proud people!!
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:10 pm

I always wondered how they get the seeds out. I think that's what makes them bitter.

Probably need a drier climate or plant with alternate willow trees to suck up the water.
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:24 pm

By God Richard, I think you're onto something there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:38 pm

Darned interesting video, and it says on the top he moved to Alaska now. Small crop farmers have almost disappeared now, except some of the ones selling locally or grazing cattle. Im lucky to have twice weekly produce auctions here where anyone can sell their stuff. The local stores and even some national chains and fast food joints buy produce by the semi-load there. It takes half a day each time to sell it all. Menonites haul there by the wagon loads, sweet corn, watermelon, tomatoes, you name it. the prices can get pretty high sometimes, but not many chemicals.

Its easier to fight a drought than all that rain with a tree crop as you can always water them. Not as good as rain but it works. So many diseases with wet weather too. Sometimes a hot few days after a heavy rain with burst the fruit too.
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:58 pm

Just be sure to water properly during the drought, or your crop will look like this:
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:12 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Just be sure to water properly during the drought, or your crop will look like this:
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I see a lot of that kind of problem in the areas where we go camping ! :D

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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:15 pm

I've heard stories about those weekend campers.........dam they're hard on stuff.
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:27 pm

I found the new cash crop he is growing in Alaska.
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:42 pm

warminmn wrote:I found the new cash crop he is growing in Alaska.


That was some dam good detective work there. Thanks for posting the procedure :up: :clap:
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Re: Farms hit hard in North Carolina

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:06 am

https://biggeekdad.com/2014/06/ravenstoke-alaska/

This short piece will explain why this farmer moved to Alaska.
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