Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Time

Well, spring was here for a bit. We had a couple of beautiful days. Now winter is back. We had left the coal fire in our furnace go out . But this morning my husband had to start a new fire. Our old farmhouse was getting kind of chilly. It feels pretty nice in here now.

My husband has been busy plowing the fields. But we owe the seed and fertilizer company money from last years seed,etc. And we don't have the money to pay the bill , so we can't buy new seed and fertilizer for this year. My husband is very disgusted with farming right now. He keeps saying he is going to sell the cows and get out of dairy farming. But we don't think we will get enough for our cows to help pay off all the bills we owe. So we keep struggling along.

Farm Aid has a link for people to contact the USDA and let them know dairy farmers need help immediately. Click this to help .
They need to realize the situation has not improved for many dairy farmers. We heard just the past 2 weeks of 2 or 3 dairy farmers selling their cows in our area . Many of the dairy farmers in our area are struggling to make ends meet . Many are ready to sell out and are very disgusted with the politicians and their hearings and studies . Dairy farmers do not need studies , they need REAL HELP !

1 comment:

  1. Dear Farm Lady,
    I am sorry to hear of your bad times. Last year was very rough on all dairy farmers throughout the United States. My husband and I are third generation dairy farmers from Michigan and have a son involved in the farm. We are very hopeful that milk prices will come up this year and have decided to forward contract milk to help ourselves. This strategy may or may not work-but we cannot risk the open market. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers, and hope you can receive better prices this year to get back on track. Keep your chin up!