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Letter from the Editor: Signs of hope

publication date: Dec 1, 2005
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We had a great year on our farm, with timely rains, successful crops, avid markets, and one of the highest net incomes we’ve ever tallied. So we enter this winter season of rest with tremendous gratitude.
Even if we hadn’t had such a good year, we would be counting our blessings. Any complaints we might have had would seem petty compared to what farmers elsewhere in the country endured in 2005. The hurricanes that obliterated the Gulf coast, the drought in many other parts of the country, the rising price of everything, especially gas and heating oil, made this a singularly bad year for farming.

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