Across the fields

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Comments (19)

Constantin Silkin on January 22, 2013

Привет, Диана! Этот забор поставлен чтобы коровы не разбежались или чтобы посторонние люди не заходили в частные владения?

Andy Rodker on January 22, 2013

This one appeals. Like

Diane MP on January 23, 2013

Hi, Constantin - mainly, it's to keep cattle from wandering, but also it's private land. This particular farm has been abandoned, but the land is probably still owned by the family.

Andy - good, so glad this appeals, and thank you for the like! ;D

Constantin Silkin on January 23, 2013

А почему эти фермы заброшены?

Diane MP on January 23, 2013

Many reasons. Sometimes, the old farmer dies and his grown children do not want to be farmers. Other times, the farmers simply "retire" and move into town. Also, it is becoming more difficult to make a profit with a small family farm. In the case of my own family, my grandfather became too old to care for his cattle, so he had to move to a city and he leased the land to a neighboring cattle rancher. My aunts and uncles did not want to live in a remote area (South Dakota), because they had their own families and jobs.

Constantin Silkin on January 23, 2013

Получается, что дешевле закупать продовольствие из-за рубежа, чем производить его внутри страны?

dragonlady141 on January 24, 2013

Great shot!

Diane MP on January 24, 2013

Constantin, almost everything we eat is grown here, but by large corporate farms. A very small amount is grown by individual families. Now, small farmers are more likely to grow things like organic foods (no pesticides).

dragonlady, thanks a bunch!

Constantin Silkin on January 24, 2013

Получается, что сейчас в американском сельском хозяйстве естественным образом начинает преобладать система, которую насильственным образом коммунисты внедряли в СССР в конце 1920-х — начале 1930-х годов?

Diane MP on January 24, 2013

Corporate farms in the US have no relationship to cooperative farms in the USSR. Corporations are run by big business and there are no mandates or production quotas from government. Small farmers can contract with a mega-corporation and sell products to it for distribution. That way, the small farmer does not have to bear the huge costs of national distribution himself. Profits to the corporations are foremost and they are known to be ruthless competitors with each other. HERE is some basic information about corporate vs. traditional family farming.

Le Xuan Hung on January 25, 2013

Beautiful the fence and wonderful landscape. Beautiful colors and nice perspective. Like.

My friendly greetings, Le Xuan Hung.

Diane MP on January 25, 2013

Thanks so much and my best regards to you!

Constantin Silkin on January 25, 2013

Это понятно. Я имел в виду не то, есть ли план производства или нет его. Сходство в обеих системах только в укрупнении основных производителей, вытеснению мелких собственников. В СССР это проявлялось в насильственном создании колхозов, а в США — в естественном появлении крупных сельскохозяйственных корпораций

Diane MP on January 26, 2013

Ah, I see what you mean. Yes, definitely consolidation in both cases. I always enjoy a conversation with you, Constantin, it's always interesting!

Dino Danieli on February 6, 2013

Una vecchia recinzione del passato.Ciao.. Dino Danieli

Diane MP on February 6, 2013

I'm glad you like these "Wild West" shots - thank you!

geograf28 on March 17, 2013

a great shot again !

Jack Clarke on March 23, 2014

Wonderful photo,Diane. Lovely composition. YSL. Kind regards. Jack.

Diane MP on March 24, 2014

Jack, thanks so much for the fabulous YSL!

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  • Uploaded on January 22, 2013
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    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2013/01/06 23:47:20
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    • F/Stop: f/6.400
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