think about this while planning spring planting
Douglas B. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 17:48:16 -0600
CBS reports tonight that the El Nino rains in California are likely to cost
us dearly for our produce later this spring. Boy howdy, if that doesn't
sound like an opportunity for local growers, wherever you are, then I don't
know what does. Did you know that over 90% of America's head lettuce is
grown and packed in California. It's a shame that we ever let it happen.
Now seems like a great time for local growers in the midwest to take back
some market share, build some relationships, put up a small hoop house or
two and see if they can keep the local lettuce in market 9-10 months of the
year!!! With the rate of farmland loss in California, it won't be long
before California evolves itself out of being the nation's salad bowl. A
$65 million dollar loss in California ought to communicate into a $65
million dollar Midwestern Bonanza. Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower,
Strawberries, Peppers . . . now, if we can just find local labor willing to
participate in the economic renewal of rural America.
Douglas B. Johnson
To Unsubscribe: Email email@example.com with "unsubscribe sanet-mg".
To Subscribe to Digest: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the command