Our live stock herds in danger

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    This is about dairy Cows, but with the price of Corn so high the beef cow herds are being cut also. This keeps up and we may lead our own way to starvation.

    Dairy cows head for slaughter as milk prices sour
     
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    We can eat the corn.
     
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    You obviously missed the stories of how corn has tripled in price because of ethanol production. There is no excess corn on the market, it is being bought up to make inefficient fuel with and driving the cost so high pig, chicken and cow ranchers can not afford to pay for the feed anymore.

    Ohh and all supported by Obama.

    You can not eat that which does not exist. Hell as I understand it, in an effort to make more money selling corn, farmers are not rotating crops and are in the process of destroying their fields.
     
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    My point was that we do not have to eat meat in order not to starve.
    Have some lentils if hominy grits aren't your thing.
     
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    Ya we don't need cheese or milk or any of the other products either right? You realize we tend to supply the world?
     
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    Actually we don't need them. And we certainly don't need them in the quantities in which we consume them. More lentils and less cheeseburgers would be an improvement in many ways.
     
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    The stoopit libwals who want a green earth are determined to exterminate cows.. RSG,, best find some other form of protein.. This is a calculated move.. carbon imprints with methane are much to great..
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    we need to stop using corn for biodiesel.
     
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    Corn is one of the most inefficient ways to produce bio-diesel... I've posted things on this before that algae producing dwarfs crop production in terms of both output and efficiency... and it is an existing technology
     
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    Corn is not even the proper way to fuel cows. It's like putting diesel in a natural gas tank.
     

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