>On 8 Aug 1995, Stewart Duncan wrote:
>> I have been on sanet for over a year and have responded to only one
>> communication, though I have been tempted on many occasions.
>> The lively debate being carried on by the honorable benbrook, avery,
>> and stevan(sp?, sorry) brings a shot of much needed levity to me out
>> here in the heartland. One question I have often been tempted to
>> pose to all participants in these written diatribes is: "Did you grow
>> up on a farm, in a farming community, or in any area remotely
>> connected with production agriculture and food and fiber production"?
>> I did. Our small family farm was "sustainable" because both of my
>> parents worked off the farm. Frankly, that lifestyle sucked. If
>> someone wants to live in such a manner, fine. If someone else wants
>> to farm half the county, to eke out a living on narrow margins, fine.
>> Either way, too many folks with too much time on their hands and
>> opinions out the wazoo want to legislate how either or both of these
>> producers should be allowed to make a living.
>> These elitist attitudes are embarrassing and boring. Go out and get
>> your hands in the real thing rather than your foot/feet.
>> Stu Duncan
>> Extension Specialist, Crops and Soils
>> Kansas State University
>> SC Area Extension Office
>> Hutchinson, KS
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