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"We Can't Give Our Product Away" - Farmers Toss Thousands Of Acres Of Fruits, Veggies As Sales Plummet

 
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As some misguided liberals complain about fruits "left rotting on the trees" because Trump's immigration crackdown has left no undocumented migrants to pick the vegetables (a demonstrably false assumption), the Associated Press has offered an explanation for this phenomenon that also illustrates how disruptions in the businesses like the hospitality and food-service industry work their way through the supply chain, ultimately sticking farmers in the American Farm Belt with fields of vegetables that they can't sell, or even donate as local food pantries are now full-up with donations from restaurants.

The AP started its story in Palmetto, Fla. a city in Manatee County on the Gulf Coast, where a farmer had dumped piles of zucchini and other fresh vegetables to rot
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They should pay a decent wage instead of relying on cheap foreign labor.
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By the way there are 10's of millions of illegal immigrants in the country already.

Do they expect us to believe those illegals just disappeared overnight?
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This kind of stupid greed is unacceptable.

YES, better to give the produce away than to let it rot! People will be hungry soon. Use what bounty you've been given. If you cannot sell it at the usual profit, then it is vastly better to allow people to pick it and use it.
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It's true.The store I shop at runs low on fresh vegetables in the afternoon, now stacked as high as they can stacked it filthy liberals createda panic that fresh stuff is contaminated with virus
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greedy farmers - if we cant get paid we will destroy good food. good job.
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greedy farmers - if we cant get paid we will destroy good food. good job.
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My thoughts exactly!

I am growing my garden and getting goats. NOT buying meat or produce from a store nor a farm. Let them go out of business.
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This kind of stupid greed is unacceptable.

YES, better to give the produce away than to let it rot! People will be hungry soon. Use what bounty you've been given. If you cannot sell it at the usual profit, then it is vastly better to allow people to pick it and use it.
 Quoting: MarkinAZ


I think that's what they're saying

That they can't even give the shit away, not that they won't. Since food banks ate well stocked from restaurant donations..

Couldn't they just can/freeze all that shit ? I suppose that's not the farmers province though
Hmmmm...
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I bet he could have given it away if he had drove to the end of the Walmart parking lot with a "free food" sign.
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Stores and Food banks can’t find the product so don’t tell me there isn’t demand for it.
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greedy farmers - if we cant get paid we will destroy good food. good job.
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My thoughts exactly!

I am growing my garden and getting goats. NOT buying meat or produce from a store nor a farm. Let them go out of business.
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If there's nowhere to send the food, there's nowhere to send the food. Maybe send them a truck if you want their food?
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When they start destroying the tomater fields, thats when when the sfan
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greedy farmers - if we cant get paid we will destroy good food. good job.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78731572


My thoughts exactly!

I am growing my garden and getting goats. NOT buying meat or produce from a store nor a farm. Let them go out of business.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17180777


If there's nowhere to send the food, there's nowhere to send the food. Maybe send them a truck if you want their food?
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Yep, you expect farmers to go more in hole and harvest and haul the stuff for free? Not happening. Maybe u-pick though. Get you fat ass out there libs.
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As some misguided liberals complain about fruits "left rotting on the trees" because Trump's immigration crackdown has left no undocumented migrants to pick the vegetables (a demonstrably false assumption), the Associated Press has offered an explanation for this phenomenon that also illustrates how disruptions in the businesses like the hospitality and food-service industry work their way through the supply chain, ultimately sticking farmers in the American Farm Belt with fields of vegetables that they can't sell, or even donate as local food pantries are now full-up with donations from restaurants.

The AP started its story in Palmetto, Fla. a city in Manatee County on the Gulf Coast, where a farmer had dumped piles of zucchini and other fresh vegetables to rot
 Quoting: Don Draper from Nantucket


In capitalism, when you get high demand, you raise prices and sell high, with low demand, you lower prices and sell low.

In Fake Capitalism in America, you just destroy the crops to keep prices high.
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This kind of stupid greed is unacceptable.

YES, better to give the produce away than to let it rot! People will be hungry soon. Use what bounty you've been given. If you cannot sell it at the usual profit, then it is vastly better to allow people to pick it and use it.
 Quoting: MarkinAZ


I think that's what they're saying

That they can't even give the shit away, not that they won't. Since food banks ate well stocked from restaurant donations..

Couldn't they just can/freeze all that shit ? I suppose that's not the farmers province though
 Quoting: Centurionx


Then they would be engaged in "processing" which requires additional FDA oversight.

Here's the best advice from a long time food freedom fighter.

First, plant everything you can yourself. Second, do PRIVATE contract with people who grow food.

The globalist agenda has always been to control the land, control the food and therefore control the people.

Resist. Grow yer own and support your local farmers.
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Even if the farmers gave the produce away, are the trucks gonna haul it for free? Are the folks gonna unload it for free? Are the stores gonna sell it for free?

There is a whole supply chain of people who make money off of delivering products. They aren't going to do it for free.

Somebody has to pay or else you can grow your own vegetables and milk your own cows. That's reality.
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Unacceptable waste. At the very least, have it collected to be processed for bio-fuels. The Government can even collect it and freeze it for use as a foreign export.
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Even if the farmers gave the produce away, are the trucks gonna haul it for free? Are the folks gonna unload it for free? Are the stores gonna sell it for free?

There is a whole supply chain of people who make money off of delivering products. They aren't going to do it for free.

Somebody has to pay or else you can grow your own vegetables and milk your own cows. That's reality.
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Aren't all those people receiving subsidies from the government? If there is a subsidy gap, fill it. Those found to be engaging in waste while receiving government subsidies, should be cut off for seven years from receiving any kind of grant or subsidy.
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greedy farmers - if we cant get paid we will destroy good food. good job.
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is farming a business or a charity?
do donate 100% of your paycheck? if not, why not?
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Even if the farmers gave the produce away, are the trucks gonna haul it for free? Are the folks gonna unload it for free? Are the stores gonna sell it for free?

There is a whole supply chain of people who make money off of delivering products. They aren't going to do it for free.

Somebody has to pay or else you can grow your own vegetables and milk your own cows. That's reality.
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Give me a pickup truck and gas money I'll work 24/7 to bring it to those who need it.

Hell I'll go door to door offering free fresh produce.

You selfish fucking idiots have no imagination.
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As some misguided liberals complain about fruits "left rotting on the trees" because Trump's immigration crackdown has left no undocumented migrants to pick the vegetables (a demonstrably false assumption), the Associated Press has offered an explanation for this phenomenon that also illustrates how disruptions in the businesses like the hospitality and food-service industry work their way through the supply chain, ultimately sticking farmers in the American Farm Belt with fields of vegetables that they can't sell, or even donate as local food pantries are now full-up with donations from restaurants.

The AP started its story in Palmetto, Fla. a city in Manatee County on the Gulf Coast, where a farmer had dumped piles of zucchini and other fresh vegetables to rot
 Quoting: Don Draper from Nantucket


In capitalism, when you get high demand, you raise prices and sell high, with low demand, you lower prices and sell low.

In Fake Capitalism in America, you just destroy the crops to keep prices high.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78702359


Part of the problem is the ridiculous level of regulations in the USA today. If people go picking their own and there's a rotten food, or a picker breaks a fingernail, the farmer gets sued. It ain't worth the effort.

This could be mitigated fast if the regulations were removed and there was a federal expediter(czar) that would make sure the food was not wasted. Nobody has even talked about this. Such a thing needs to be done via executive authority tomorrow, not next week! Think federal payments to continue these crops and chopping regulations. Filling up our food reserves is a worthy idea after the previous regimes raided them.

Governors could help, but they're too busy getting off on their own power trips. Opening the damn restaurants or starting a canning operation would fix this. Government can help, but it only has a few brians to work with. Every farmer has one or more of his own and that makes for a smarter country if they were allowed to help fix the problem.
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Farmers rely oh their crops to pay the loans that allow them to operate, if they can't SELL the crop the loans don't get paid then guess what?? They don't farm any more.

Yeah, greedy fucking farmers. wall

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Even if the farmers gave the produce away, are the trucks gonna haul it for free? Are the folks gonna unload it for free? Are the stores gonna sell it for free?

There is a whole supply chain of people who make money off of delivering products. They aren't going to do it for free.

Somebody has to pay or else you can grow your own vegetables and milk your own cows. That's reality.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77253753


people drive out to the farm and pick it for free, drive it home. can it.

if farmer ever needs something , now theres lots of people who owe him a favor, will help him out with what he needs
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Farmers rely oh their crops to pay the loans that allow them to operate, if they can't SELL the crop the loans don't get paid then guess what?? They don't farm any more.

Yeah, greedy fucking farmers. wall


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77514778


It was the farmers who sold out to the big companies and bought their poison GMO to make a few extra bucks...

Fuck em
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I just went to make a salad earlier and the lettuce was all slimy even though the exp date is 4/15.

Its also took the place of Wegmans brand and is sourced from Arizona of all places.
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By the way there are 10's of millions of illegal immigrants in the country already.

Do they expect us to believe those illegals just disappeared overnight?
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Right?

No this is top down like all industrials.

And the fix is in.
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Even if the farmers gave the produce away, are the trucks gonna haul it for free? Are the folks gonna unload it for free? Are the stores gonna sell it for free?

There is a whole supply chain of people who make money off of delivering products. They aren't going to do it for free.

Somebody has to pay or else you can grow your own vegetables and milk your own cows. That's reality.
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the "FREE" shit army cult are no different than the religious extremists, between their low IQ & the cognitive dissonance its basically impossible to even explain the most simple and comprehensible shit to them
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greedy farmers - if we cant get paid we will destroy good food. good job.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78731572


My thoughts exactly!

I am growing my garden and getting goats. NOT buying meat or produce from a store nor a farm. Let them go out of business.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17180777


If there's nowhere to send the food, there's nowhere to send the food. Maybe send them a truck if you want their food?
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Yep, you expect farmers to go more in hole and harvest and haul the stuff for free? Not happening. Maybe u-pick though. Get you fat ass out there libs.
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I dunno, maybe they could leave it in the fields and post, pick your own like some have done?
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Even if the farmers gave the produce away, are the trucks gonna haul it for free? Are the folks gonna unload it for free? Are the stores gonna sell it for free?

There is a whole supply chain of people who make money off of delivering products. They aren't going to do it for free.

Somebody has to pay or else you can grow your own vegetables and milk your own cows. That's reality.
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In this reality, the goobermint pays
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Farmers rely oh their crops to pay the loans that allow them to operate, if they can't SELL the crop the loans don't get paid then guess what?? They don't farm any more.

Yeah, greedy fucking farmers. wall


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Levon was a man in full for sure.





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