You and I may be able to cut back on our driving by car-pooling or making one trip for many things instead of many trips for one thing. But what do you do if you?re a farmer and you have to use fuel- a lot of it- to mow the hay and harvest the corn? This is one of many problems that face the family farmer and are discussed by Chuck Harder and his guest, Katherine Ozer. Katherine is the executive director for the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC.net). CAFTA and NAFTA are on the agenda as well. And on a very personal level, how would you like it if the product or service you are selling actually cost you more than double that to produce? That?s what our American farmers are facing. It costs, according Ozer, an average of $3.60 to produce a bushel of corn. The farmer gets paid $1.50 per bushel. Click here to listen to the whole episode.
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