Boy, do I pray you are right Kurt. I'm getting a bit nervous to be honest with you.
Mo Tougas On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 4:37 PM, John Bruguiere <j...@dickiebros.com> wrote: > well stated sir. > John Bruguiere > Dickie Bros. Orchard > 7th generation owner > > > On 1/29/2017 4:28 PM, Kurt W. Alstede wrote: > > Hello Fellow Horticulturalists and Farmers, > > > > I debated whether I should opine or not…there seems to be so little > tolerance these days for alternative view points. Yet, to suggest that > politics don’t influence our businesses and farms would be not only a > mistake but also a disservice to our goal of helping and supporting one > another who grow apples. What I can share with you with confidence as a > full time family farm owner in New Jersey is that farming under the Obama > administration was more difficult, more costly, and much more challenging > than any other time in my 35 years of farming. I have seen a steady > increase in the direct costs associated with regulatory compliance as well > as the amount of management time that I and my team spend simply making > sure that our business can operate….none of which helps us grow a better > apple for our customers. We are only 10 days into the new administration > and I can tell you that I look forward to the opportunity to advance our > family business to the next generation in an environment that once again > values and rewards the entrepreneur, hard work, rural values, and the risk > that we all take each year as farmers. I also look forward to a positive > business environment that will allow us to expand our farm, purchase and > preserve more farmland, employ more people, and stimulate the local economy. > > > > Simply stated….I am very excited! > > > > Best wishes for a successful growing season and may God Bless the United > States of America. > > > > > > *Kurt W. Alstede* > > General Manager, > > Alstede Farms, LLC > > P.O. Box 278 > > 1 Alstede Farms Lane, > > Chester, New Jersey 07930 > > United States of America > > > > Tel: 908-879-7189 <(908)%20879-7189> > > Fax: 908-879-7815 <(908)%20879-7815> > > <http://www.alstedefarms.com>www.alstedefarms.com > > > > [image: cid:image001.jpg@01CFB1AF.83320400][image: Picture1] > > > > *From:* apple-crop [mailto:apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com > <apple-crop-boun...@virtualorchard.com>] *On Behalf Of *Vincent Philion > *Sent:* Sunday, January 29, 2017 4:14 PM > *To:* Apple-Crop discussion list > *Subject:* Re: [Apple-Crop] Future of Extension Assistance to Apple Crop > > > > Please keep "alternative facts" and politics out of this thread. > > Vincent Philion, agr., M.Sc. > > > Le 29 janv. 2017 à 16:06, Hugh Thomas < <hughthoma...@gmail.com> > hughthoma...@gmail.com> a écrit : > > The intended effect was to promote the idea that the right wing extremist > Donald Trump was trying to suppress opposition voices. Contrast this to the > fact that for years the fascist left has threatened any scientist that > questions global warming. The death penalty has been called for many times. > By the way, the idea: “97% of scientists agree…” is just more fake news. > > > > On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Daniel Cooley <dcoo...@umass.edu> wrote: > > Since journalists are among the most dishonest human beings on earth, we > probably should all just stop paying attention to the news, and let the new > administration get on with the important business of making America great > again. No offense Con, but America first! > > > > But if you’re not inclined to stop paying attention, it turns out the USDA > kerfuffle came about from an internal decision, not the White House. It > strikes me as typical of ARS culture. > > > > http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/firestorm-over-supposed-gag-order- > agricultural-scientists-was-self-inflicted-wound > > > > Dan > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > email@example.com > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing > email@example.com://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > -- Maurice Tougas Tougas Family Farm Northborough,MA 01532 508-450-0844
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