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Reports from the 5th District
EMANUEL CLEAVER II

Help is on the way for Mo. farmers

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 5:43 PM
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  • Thank you, Mr. Cleaver. It appears there is a congressman willing to help out, and I could be wrong here, that doesn't even represent our area. (What is our congressional district now, anyway?)

    As opposed, I reckon, to the one we have that supposedly represents us, but is too busy campaigning for her cronies to bother.

    -- Posted by Smart Dog on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 8:23 AM
  • Should have "cash rented" all the land this year...huh? Im sure you got crop insurance!

    -- Posted by willie makit on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 10:26 AM
  • Well, actually, I do have all my ground cash rented this year.

    -- Posted by Smart Dog on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 11:32 AM
  • Hello, HELLO? Vickie? VICKIE? Ms. Hartzler where are you?

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 11:51 AM
  • The City of Marshall made a huge mistake this year! Should have cash rented their property.

    -- Posted by willie makit on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 1:54 PM
  • You know Willie, I am inclined to agree with you.

    The investment, and deposit of municipal funds is by law always placed in the traditionally more secure locations. That is of course to minimize possibilities of loss. The accepted penalty for doing so is minimal increase in return.

    It would also behoove municipalities, whether compelled by law, or not, to treat income producing assets in the same prudent, conservative manner, and stay with the sure thing.

    If you can't ante up deposits for a crap shoot, you shouldn't be able to throw assets in a crap game. Farmers will be the first to tell you that farming is a crap shoot.

    Yeah Willie, they screwed up.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 4:57 PM
  • Farming should come with one of those SEC Warnings.

    "Past performance is no guarantee of future returns."

    A couple of record harvest years, and everybody was busy having a financial hay-day. Now, not so much.

    My pops always said that you better plan on loosing your whole investment in a crop once every 10 years, at least, if you want to stay in the farming biz.

    -- Posted by Smart Dog on Thu, Jul 19, 2012, at 12:01 PM
  • With "taxpayers" money...the City should take the low risk option!

    -- Posted by willie makit on Thu, Jul 19, 2012, at 12:12 PM
  • I agree completely, willie.

    -- Posted by Smart Dog on Fri, Jul 20, 2012, at 11:55 AM
  • Smart Dog - Cleaver is our congressman - since the re-districting took place. The 5th district inludes most of the KC metro area plus counties along the river as far as Saline County.

    -- Posted by zeke on Fri, Jul 20, 2012, at 1:50 PM
  • Zeke,

    I may now become religous so I can thank God for saving us from Vicky.

    I believe Cleaver, who we didn't even vote for, has made more trips to Saline County than she.

    Also, his blogs seem to speak more to issues that actually affect us, rather than spewing party line glittering generalities about reasons to hate the federal government and Obama.

    So far, I am impressed with Mr. Cleaver, who I knew almost nothing about before.

    -- Posted by Smart Dog on Fri, Jul 20, 2012, at 2:21 PM
  • Yup you guys luckily fell in with a congressional representative that doesn't just sit around waiting for instruction from party elites before doing for, or saying anything to the people that are nominally those represented.

    It should open some eyes, and ease the majorities regret that Ike is gone.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Fri, Jul 20, 2012, at 5:04 PM
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