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   Mar 26

Your Questions About Gardening

Mark asks…

What will food and services cost when we deport all Mexican workers?

No one is showing the average american the data that shows just how much food and service prices will rise as a result of exporting all Mexican workers. Data is showing congress that people in large cities will go into civil war because of shortages of food. Many of the extremely wealthy people in this country have been informed to buy land in extreme Southern United States where they will be able to grow their own food and secure older southern workers who have experience in producing food to survive. This confidential document shows that the United States if deporting workers that we would be dependent on foreign countries for food just as we are for oil. The populations that will be affected the most are the urban areas and poor and minorites. This is the reason that many of the most powerful people in american are buying rural farms very quitely in the Southeast United States. Within 5 years major food shortages will exist in meat and vegetables.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Give it a break–the facts below

I will speak for many farmers-the 80% who don’t want illegals here. Your food is covered-most farmers do not support the big corp farms who use migrant workers.

Less than 10 percent by Mexico (10%pickers-less10% other farm related)–the other 90% of the farms say your welcome. We don’t need you -you need us. Be nice

“Phillip Martin, an economist at the University of California, Davis, has demolished the argument that a crackdown on illegals would ruin it, or be a hardship to consumers. Most farming — livestock, grains, etc. — doesn’t heavily rely on hired workers. Only about 20 percent of the farm sector does, chiefly those areas involving fresh fruit and vegetables.

The average “consumer unit” in the U.S. Spends $7 a week on fresh fruit and vegetables, less than is spent on alcohol, according to Martin. On a $1 head of lettuce, the farm worker gets about 6 or 7 cents, roughly 1/15th of the retail price. Even a big run-up in the cost of labor can’t hit the consumer very hard.

Martin recalls that the end of the bracero guest-worker program in the mid-1960s caused a one-year 40 percent wage increase for the United Farm Workers Union. A similar wage increase for legal farm workers today would work out to about a 10-dollar-a-year increase in the average family’s bill for fruit and vegetables. Another thing happened with the end of the bracero program: The processed-tomato industry, which was heavily dependent on guest workers and was supposed to be devastated by their absence, learned how to mechanize and became more productive.”

If every illegal alien here today currently left America, the immediate economic impact would be insignificant and over the long haul, the impact would likely be negligible.

Got it!

Employment-the same-thing-not much of an impact
do your research here. We manage well before. Quit looking for excuse like the big corps do.

We will have some shortages–but because of drought and other things——I know corps will say different—get informed. Stop the spread of lies.

David asks…

How many libs are willing to go back to the horse & buggy age to combat global warming?

The days where we grew our own food, hunted for our own meat, sewed our own clothes etc?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Very few. They talk a good game but action is another thing.

Thanks for posting a non Ron Paul question :-)

Paul asks…

Why do we in the United States subsidize cotton farming?

I am not against farming subsidies in general since we would need to grow our own food if there is another major global war, but why subsidize the cotton barrons? This seems like a huge waste of tax payer money just to enrich the politically influential cotton barons. It is cheaper to import atleast some of our cotton.

GardenersCardiff answers:

The problem is that very large benefits go to a few groups who therefore have an incentive to work very hard to keep the subsidies. The costs are widely distributed – they affect millions of consumers, but the costs are pretty small for each consumer, so they have little incentive to lobby against the subsidies.

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