Thursday, March 12, 2009

If it wasn't so hard...

If you're in the dairy business or have read my blog for very long, I think you understand that these aren't very prosperous times. Our prices are low and profitability is nearly non-existent, and we're constantly monitoring the threat of radical activism and governmental policies/regulations that could further impact our industry. And let's not even speculate as to whether or not we'll get the right amount of rainfall this year!

And, of course, we dairy families are not alone. Many other families...farming, ranching, and otherwise...are enduring their own unique but just as painful issues right now.

But despite the current cloud of doom and gloom around us, we can see some light when we step back and look at the big picture. The sun still rises over our eastern fields every morning, our livestock are healthy and productive, the grass is green and growing (at least here in Dixie), our kids are being raised in the best environment on earth, and we know if we weather the current storm things will be better in time.

So to all of America's dairy, farming, and ranching families, I raise my glass of milk high to salute you! If it wasn't so hard, everyone would do it! And that, my friends, is how we know that we'll always have a future. So here's to brighter days ahead, and may God bless us as we continue to provide the safest, most affordable food supply in human history.

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