I’m not sure what I have done wrong, but corn prices seem worse than a lump of coal these days. Am I on your good list this year? Just in case, here is a list I hope you find me worthy of.
#1 A normal growing season (I don’t know what normal is but a little rain in July will be appreciated)
#2 A mild calving season (I know the timing is all my fault but anything above 25 degrees would be great)
#3 I like my iron dealer and all, but if I didn’t have to call him for service more than once next year that’d be alright.
#4 Please be sure that part needed for #3 is in stock.
#5 For an understanding landlord that knows I am doing my best for them and me, in that order.
#6 Please change “landlord” to “consumer” for this one.
#7 For the Environmental Protection Agency to do away with The Water of the U.S. rule.
#8 For the IRS to nix the Death Tax.
#9 For a Farm Bill that doesn’t do so much more for those receiving food assistance than those that grow that food.
#10 A little more black ink than red.
P.S. Thank you for that early Christmas gift in November. That should makes wishes #7, #8 and #9 a bit more manageable.
The American Farmer