I know exactly how you feel Steve. I sat in a combine for a few hours a few weeks ago and while farming is all dairy farming up here, its still farming and does it into you. Over the years we have been potato, chicken and now dairy farmers. Dairy farming is the most work (24/7/365), but it brings in the milk check every two weeks so cash flow is great and very steady. At 24 dollars a hundred weight, the farmers are heading into the black finally. (1.92 a gallon for milk).
Originally Posted by Steve Ash
Its kind of odd. My family has two dairy farms, but do not need my measly 400 acres for feed so I rent it out. (300 hundred in woodlot, 100 in crop ground). I only make 800 bucks a year, but use that for taxes too. I am still a bit mad. This now makes 4 years without being paid and the taxes jumped 1000 dollars to a total of 3950 for this year. Still without them farming, I lose my crop tax deduction...its a catch 22.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"