Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is...

After one heck of a year farming, we're sure there are some things on your wishlist to Santa. While some of them may not be on our list (feel free to add yours in the comment section!), we hope you get everything you want for Christmas. Happy holidays!

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Anonymous
on Dec 21, 2012

We should trust God.He will provide let's look around us and be thankful,and except the Bad as well as the Good

Anonymous
on Dec 19, 2012

Be thankful for what you have and stop complaining,if farming is a bad occupation try something different.

Anonymous
on Dec 17, 2012

I wish people could be thankful for what they have not what they want. Look around you and see what you have not what your neighbor has. With greenier grass comes a higher price

Anonymous
on Dec 17, 2012

40 bu more corn per acre better then $1 per bu more. Rain please!

Anonymous
on Dec 19, 2012

We are still in a major drought condition in the U.S.. There have been rains but the subsoil is depleted and if we enter spring in this condition 2013 will be a huge disaster. I have irrigation on all of my land, but pumping costs are high. I would prefer rain and Gods help for 2013.

Anonymous
on Dec 17, 2012

Crop insurance may be the answer up north but it's a waste of time in the Arkansas delta. We irrigate a big portion of our crop so our yields will never be so low that we actually have a claim. However, it costs a lot of money to run wells and pivots at today's energy prices. Irrigation is not free. Farmers in the south need the direct payment. What works the best in one region of the country isn't always the best fit for everyone.

Anonymous
on Dec 16, 2012

Even though 2012 didn't turn out quite like we hoped, we pray for the health and opportunity to try it all again next year!

on Dec 17, 2012

That's an excellent wish! We wish you the best in 2013!

Anonymous
on Dec 16, 2012

Farmers didn't reelect Obama, we have better sense than to have done that. Voters with hands out did that.

Anonymous
on Dec 15, 2012

All of the above

Anonymous
on Dec 15, 2012

Those that want more land are the ones destined for failure if they think they can be obtaining this extra land by paying todays prices. I wish them luck. We all have plenty of land.

A new farm bill. Wow what is so great about a farm bill. Actually Farm-savvy consumers should probably rank very high as that will solve nearly of all of the wishes except rain.

Anonymous
on Dec 15, 2012

Without rain all the land & high prices doesn't mean a thing if you don't grow a crop. The only thing I care to see in a farm bill is Crop Insurance, risk management is everything. The rest of it they can get rid of, any extra dollars it provides to the producers just has a tendency to pushup cash rents.

Anonymous
on Dec 15, 2012

I'd like the last 4 on the list

Anonymous
on Dec 15, 2012

I just want the Republican party to go away.

Anonymous
on Dec 15, 2012

What I really want is the government out of farming. We should not have a farm bill. The one certainty that I have learned over my life is: if you take money from the government they are then going to tell you what to and what not to do. We lose our freedom when we deal with the government.

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