Agriculture

Allan on December 12th, 2018

The supposed need for more agricultural laborers has, since the days of slavery, been a major justification for the use of cheap labor. In the long run though “cheap labor” is anything but cheap. As agriculture continues to be mechanized/automatized/robotized, this excuse is less and less valid, if it ever was. Even the New York Times is […]

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I grew up on a dairy, and I can appreciate a recent article on NPR (National Public Radio) about robots on dairy farms. It’s estimated that 5% of U.S. dairy farms now use robots to milk cows. How is this going to effect labor arrangements? For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog entry by […]

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Allan on January 4th, 2015

President Obama has recently announced his intention to chamge U.S. Cuba policy.   How is that going to turn out? Coincidentally, my family and I visited Cuba last summer.  (See Our Summer 2014 Trip to Mexico and the Island-nation of Cuba.) Cuba has been a communist country since 1959.  It has been  isolated from the […]

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Allan on April 11th, 2014

My 14-year old son David is a member of the FFA  chapter at our school, and recently showed two pigs at the local and county livestock shows. For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog entry by Allan Wall, published on VDARE.COM on April 11th, 2014.

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Allan on March 30th, 2014

On December 12, 2013, six Chinese nationals  were indicted in federal court in Iowa, charged with conspiracy to steal seed corn from three American agribusiness giants (DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto and LG Seeds).   This case  shows that Chinese espionage includes not only military and industrial  targets, but agricultural ones as well. And, it raises grave questions about our […]

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Several months ago I had a VDARE.COM article entitled “Department of Labor’s Hilda Solis to American Farmers – Replace your Nephew with an Illegal Alien!”   It’s about the meddlesome system of changes in regulation designed to make it harder for young people to work on family farms.  These rules would not have been voted on in […]

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Allan on February 25th, 2012

I was raised on a family farm,  where I did all sorts of farm work in my formative years. Let’s see—I fed and watered calves, drove cattle, milked cows, washed the dairy barn, searched for lost livestock,  fed and watered sheep, gave medicine to sheep, docked lambs, fed swine, chickens, ducks, geese and goats, butchered chickens, gathered […]

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