Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    there will always be farmers, and they will always be poor

  2. aipo86t

    aipo86t GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    They may be poor, but at least they eat!

  3. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 2 years ago

    My family were farmers and they were not poor. My paternal grandpa and grandma were farmers and they retired at 65 and lived a comfortable life until they passed away some 20 years later. They share-cropped 750 acres with a Quaker businessman. He owned the land and paid half the expenses and reaped half the profits. When we grandkids were older and gone, they stopped doing livestock and just raised crops for the last five years before retiring. In their younger days they raised hogs, cattle and sheep and had dairy cows as well as crops. Grandma had chickens and they always had fresh eggs and a chicken for the pot when wanted. They kept a couple pigs and a steer for themselves and had them slaughtered and frozen each year for their own consumption as well. They also had a nice garden and grandma canned everything that could not get out of her way. They did quite well.

  4. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 2 years ago

    My grandpa had a farm (still in the family). Never generated much money, but kept everybody fed. Then, the county offered to rent out a third of the farm as a landfill. Made much more money than the crops ever did.

  5. finale

    finale said, over 2 years ago

    Commodity prices and the population keep going up. A lot of farmers and their co-ops are determining their financial destiny now. Here in Indiana, 2 large wind farms are in operation. The farmers only lose about 1500 squre feet per turbine and get a hefty royalty. They continue to farm or pasture on the land.

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    @chireef

    I hate to take this political, but it seems that most farmers vote for the party that opposes help to farmers and opposes help to the poor. I can’t understand it.

  7. Bald  fat and ugly

    Bald fat and ugly said, over 2 years ago

    With Gus owning the diner and it most likely going to his daughter when he passes, they have a built in customer to start with. All they need is a few more restaurants and they’ll have it made.

  8. bawana

    bawana said, over 2 years ago

    Over the past half century I have found farmers cry poor, but it is really a scam. For a month in the spring and a month in the fall, they REALLY work hard. the other ten or so months a year, they putz. Sure they get up early, feed the critters, then putz around till 9 or so then head uptown to the cafe for coffee and maybe a small slice of pie and solve the worlds problems with the rest of the “hard working” farmers. Then they run a few other errands before heading home for lunch. afternoons are"personal time"(more putzing) till dinner. then feed the critters again before calling it a day. rinse and repeat. I beleve we should end ALL FARM SUBSITIES and then we’ll find who is the real farmers.

  9. mblase75

    mblase75 said, over 2 years ago

    @aipo86t

    Unless there’s a drought. Or a flood. Or an infestation. You know, like there is about every third or fourth year.

  10. david_42

    david_42 said, over 2 years ago

    @bawana

    Really? The farmers I know are at their day jobs the rest of the year. I don’t know any that make a living just farming.

  11. S S

    S S said, over 2 years ago

    It is nice to know there are still farmers in this world.

  12. hausof7mau

    hausof7mau said, over 2 years ago

    @hawgowar

    I haven’t heard that expression in a very long time. Thank you for the nice memories.

  13. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, over 2 years ago

    The grass is always greener…

  14. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, over 2 years ago

    @bawana

    You are a born politician. They can take the smallest fact, twist it around, and then go off on a tangent with little evidence to go on. The facts have nothing to do with it.

  15. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, over 2 years ago

    @bawana—-I grew up on a farm years ago & I sure would have liked to have the farm life you describe. It was 24/7 & a lot of hard work. By the way it is not “SUBSITIES”, it is SUBSIDIES, & we sure never got any. Maybe times have changed. My dad had to often get loans until harvest time & then pay them off, providing we had a good year, which sometimes was not always the case.

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