Grain or tar

Western farmers got a mega let down after their happy dance over the bumper crop of 2013. Apparently this bumper crop had nothing to do with good rain , good soil or crop management nope nothing like that . Not having the wheat board apparently was the cause .Heidi is a bit confused as to how that works but that is what was said in the house so it must be true.

So what is the letdown well the farmers will not get paid until the grain reaches market and every day it is not delivered the price drops . Markets can be in the west or in the east were ships are waiting to take it away . No transport is available so the grain elevators are full, grain bins are full and there is still grain in the field.

Normally the railroad would ship the grain but it is way too busy moving oil . As we all know shipments of oil by rail has increased over a hundred times what it used to be before the tar sands ramped up production and the rail road knows where the money is . Now to be fair the railway folks claim that due to bad climate they had to shorten some trains . Heidi says a short train full of grain is better than no train.

Heidi needs to know what have we come to when we grow more corn for fuel than we do for human and animal feed and we would rather ship oil than grain .

Heidi believes someone has turned us into a totally resource based country with no hope of regaining our manufacturing side. We will soon be reliant on someone else to feed us and provide our manufactured goods. What do you think.

 

bheadone

 

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