Farm program, technology critical

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/6/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the need of farm programs for higher productivity. In this context, the article presents the views of the farmer J.W. Spencer and his sons who are fighting the never-ending battle of saving a dime without losing a quarter in the process. They're able to make a profit by investing heavily in technology and using alternative fuel sources amid higher priced inputs and fuel, like many farmers today, however, they could be out of farming if severe changes were made to the farm program. A firm believer in technology as a way to stay ahead and make a profit, Spencer plants Roundup Ready varieties in cotton, corn and soybeans.


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